More than 66 people killed as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane Airbus A320 carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members has crashed into the Jinnah housing society located near the Karachchi airport, a spokesperson of the national airline said.
Sindh health officials have said that so far, 66 people have been confirmed dead. It is, however, unclear if the deceased were all onboard the flight or include area residents as well where the crash took place. Two people are confirmed to have survived the crash, according to officials.
PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said that the A320 Airbus was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK 8303. Eyewitnesses said the Airbus A320 appeared to attempt to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near the airport.