A plane crashed in Pakistan just a few moments back. PK 8303 met an unfortunate accident just ONE minute before its landing and fell off a residential colony named Model Colony. Plane fell on the Jinnah Garden area (4km from Airport) of the Model colony. People are shaken by the news and the accident as many houses and cars are under fire after the plane fell on a residential area. The plane was an Airbus a320 and was flying from Lahore to Karachi. It was supposed to land at 2.45 pm PST.
Airport authorities has claimed that the pilot contacted the control centre to report difficulty in landing, and he was instructed to fly until further instructions. The plane had reported problem in opening of tyres before taking off. The plane suddenly lost contact with control room and the crash was reported. An audio has been published on news where the pilot Sajjad Gill told the control centre that “We have lost engine”,it is now confirmed that it was a technical fault.
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There were in total 99 passengers and 7 crew members were aboard PK 8303, althought their casualty has not been confirmed but the crash was so deadly that death toll is excepted to rise as many house in the area are on fire as well.
Pakistan has been facing the challenge of corona and fighting against it after the increasing number of patients due to end of lockdown. People are getting ready to celebrate their big religious celebration Eid-ul-Fitr after two days but the news and crash shook the country to its core. We hope rescue work gets done in time to save the precious lives!