Karachi Airplane Crash investigation continues
In a residential area near Karachi airport, the emergency services are still hiding the dead and debris from the crashed passenger plane. While the cause of the accident is still unclear, there is sad certainty: only two of the 99 occupants of the aircraft survive the disaster.
The day after a passenger plane crashed in a residential area in Pakistan, the search for the exact cause of the crash continues. Several authorities continued to identify the dead. According to the provincial health ministry, 97 of the 99 inmates were killed in the accident. Three survivors were mentioned on Friday because an injured resident of the crash site was wrongly counted among the passengers.
The plane, which came from the eastern city of Lahore, had left a trail of devastation on Friday when it crashed in the city of Karachi just minutes before landing. After the crash near the airport in Karachi, the rescue work continues in the early morning and is difficult.
Shortly before the crash, the pilot reported technical problems with the machine to the tower, said PIA chief Arshad Malik. Radio messages indicated a failure of one of the machine’s engines. Eyewitnesses told local television stations that they saw the plane circling the airport before it crashed in the residential area.
Television recordings on Friday showed a picture of the devastation. The military and police cordoned off the area known as “Model Colony” about two kilometers from the runway. Residents rushed to help and looked for survivors in the devastation. Debris from destroyed houses and aircraft parts were scattered across the narrow streets.