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Breaking News, Plane with over 100 Passengers Crashes in Pakistan

Pakistani International Airlines with 107 Passengers on board has crashed in a residential area near Karachi Pakistan.

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say.

Flight PK8303, which was carrying around 91 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest.

Pictures showed a scene of devastation in the Model Colony residential area.

Emergency services have arrived. There is no confirmation on casualties so far, but many are feared dead.

The plane, an Airbus A320, was about to land when it crashed near Model Colony, a neighborhood of Karachi about 3.2km (two miles) north-east of Jinnah International Airport.

A spokesman for PIA said the plane had lost contact with air traffic control just after 14:30 local time (09:30 GMT).

Courtesy BBC News


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