Passenger Plane 12 with 100 People on Board Crashes near Karachi in Pakistan

There Were No Immediate Reports of Survivors or Casualties


A passenger plane crashed in a residential area in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday, the country’s civil aviation agency said.

“We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” the agency said. There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties or survivors.

The Airbus A320 plane was operated by state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The plane was due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time when it crashed near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

Pakistan resumed limited domestic commercial flights last week after a long suspension due to coronavirus.

In 2016, a PIA passenger plane crashed in the northern Pakistani region of Chitral, killing all 47 people on board.