Sajjad Gul, the pilot of the Pakistan International Airline airplane that crashed nearby Karachi airport on Friday afternoon, advised air traffic control minutes before crashing into a residential area he had lost an engine, based on music tapes of his final conversation played with information channel ARY.
The airplane had taken off from Lahore airport using 99 passengers a bit after 1 minute.
Sajjad Gul, clarified by Pakistan Airline Pilots Association among its most seasoned members, had left an aborted landing attempt before reporting the technical difficulty he faced, according to local press reports.
“We’ve lost a motor… Mayday, Mayday, Mayday,” the pilot has been heard peacefully telling the traffic controls who advised him to land on some of the 2 runways that were left open to him.
The pilot, but went to get a go-around, ” said PIA chief executive officer Air Vice Marshal Arshad Malik. Communication between the ATC and the airplane snapped shortly after.
There aren’t any immediate reports about the number of casualties. News bureau AP quoted Karachi Mayor stating there weren’t any survivors but there have been numerous individuals on social websites that contradicted this claim.
Geo News said the plane had come down one of the homes at the Jinnah Garden region near Model Colony at Malir. Local television reports showed artwork of plumes of smoke which could be understood from a distance.
On the floor, rescue workers and neighborhood residents pulled people in the debris, as firefighters attempted to put the flames out.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that he had been”shocked and saddened” by the wreck, hinting he had been in contact with the airline’s chief executive.