The nation’s army tweeted that soldiers had reached the website to run relief-and-rescue attempts. The A320 narrow-body jet constructed in 2004, information from Flightradar24 revealed.
It is the next airplane crash for its Pakistani company in less than four decades. Friday’s crash occurred on the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr when lots of Pakistanis come home to observe.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted he is in contact with the airline’s chief executive officer and an investigation could be conducted soon.
A CAA representative could not immediately confirm the number of casualties and said the authority is waiting to learn more. An Airbus representative said the organization is in contact with the airline to collect more info and declined to comment further.
As with other carriers globally, PIA fought with airplane groundings in the aftermath of this Covid-19 pandemic. The company, that has not made a profit because 2004, requested the authorities for financial aid in March.
But indications of recovery have been insight because the nation started emerging out of a two-month lockdown. Pakistan recently started restarting domestic flights a week, beginning with 20 percent of capacity.