Geo News reported that the airplane crashed in the Jinnah Ground area close to the airport because it had been coming for a landing. Black smoke can be seen from afar at the wreck site, state eye-witnesses.
There were no immediate reports about the number of casualties. The aircraft coming from the southern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members, news bureau AP stated, quoting Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the nation’s civil aviation authority.
Witnesses stated the Airbus A320 seemed to try to land a few days before crashing in a residential area close to Jinnah International Airport.
Flight PK-303 from Lahore was intending to land in Karachi as it crashed in the Jinnah Garden region near Model Colony at Malir, Only a minute before its landing, Geo News reported.
Local television reports revealed smoke coming in the management of the airport. Ambulances were on their way to the airport.
News bureau PTI stated Sindh’s Ministry of Health and Population Welfare has announced an emergency in most significant hospitals of Karachi on account of the airplane crash.
It is the next airplane crash for Pakistani providers in under four decades. The episode comes as Pakistan was gradually resuming domestic flights in the aftermath of this coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reported.