Plane crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony area

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Karachi:  A PIA’s flight number 8305 crashed minutes before landing in Karachi’s Model Colony area on Friday.

Sources said that the plane coming from Lahore was carrying about 98 passengers and crew members.

Senior journalist and director programming of Channel 24 Ansar Naqvi was also onboard the PIA plane.

PIA sources said that Captain Sajjad Gul was flying the ill-fated plane, which crashed at 2:37pm local time.

They said that the landing gear of the plane had developed technical fault and crashed in Model Colony’s Jinnah Garden after hitting several houses.  Several houses have caught fire.

Fire tenders and ambulances have arrived at the site of the incident and are busy in carrying out rescue operation.

 

 

More details to follow..