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billa 22nd May 2020 10:11

PIA A320 Crash Karachi
News coming in that a Pakistan International Airlines ( PIA) A320 from Lahore to Karachi just crashed few minutes from landing

cldrvr 22nd May 2020 10:13

Flight 8303

billa 22nd May 2020 10:14

98 passengers + crew


diffident 22nd May 2020 10:25

Sky News are reporting 107 passengers on board - just broke the story on air now.

PIA Flight PK8303 - Aircraft reg: AP-BLD

JonnyH 22nd May 2020 10:46

Crash site looks to be a densely populated area.

nomorehelosforme 22nd May 2020 10:50

More news here

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52766904A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say.

The plane, which was reported to be carrying 90 passengers, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan's busiest airports.

Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area.

Emergency services have arrived at the scene.


Karachi: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi crashed near Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan media reported on Friday. Confirming the crash, PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar said that Flight 8303 was carrying 90 passengers and eight crew members from Lahore to Karachi.

The flight crashed into a residential area and was carrying 90 passengers. Footage showed smoke rising from the site of the crash, Dawn reported.

Fakhr-e-Alam@falamb3Fire trucks are at the sight....rescue operations are under way for PIA Airbus A320 crash site in Karachi. It is a congested urban area. This has been a terrible year all around. The wreckage and homes remain on fire with jet fuel.
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Azhar@MashwaniAzharYa Allah Khair.. https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/2639.png#PIA plane Airbus 320 (Lahore to Karachi) crashed near Karachi Airport

95 Passengers and 7 crew members!
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"An aircraft of #PIA en route from Lahore to Karachi has reportedly crashed just before landing at Karachi," Radio Pakistan reported

eagle21 22nd May 2020 10:58

ATC recording: Mayday declared as they had lost engines

harrogate 22nd May 2020 11:06

Apparently on second attempt after go around. Crash site is apparently Model Garden suburb, very close to the airport but significantly off the runway centerline.

auldlassie 22nd May 2020 11:08

The mayday message res engine failure is available transcripted on twitter from a poster mentioned above and a recording of same is also available, if you search under the flight number. Cannot post links, sorry.

Cloudtopper 22nd May 2020 11:13

Few years back , during Ramadan an Airblue A320 also crashed during a circle to land.

Is it still Ramadan ?

ORAC 22nd May 2020 11:15

CaptainX 22nd May 2020 11:23

Did PIA really publish the passenger manifest?

blessing786 22nd May 2020 11:31

Maybe leaked by some insiders since its Pakistan.

It would add to injury to assault, if PIA did release the manifesto without officially informing passengers and staff affected by the crash.

Sads time indeed....

Bloated Stomach 22nd May 2020 11:50

4 years ago, a PIA crashed in Ramadan. Pilot error was the nominating factor whilst dealing with an engine failure.

Today we see another accident in the month of Ramadan. If this accident was caused by yet more pilot error, then there must be an investigation to see if the crew were observing their fasts whilst operating. I think this may be an underlying issue with pilot judgement and decision making.

auldlassie 22nd May 2020 11:51

Very sad webcam footage of the last 30secs or so of the flight now on twitter - can't post links but under a search of its flight number.

nomorehelosforme 22nd May 2020 11:53

More pictures and videos here including one of the plane coming down....not pretty.


A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying more than 100 people today crashed into a residential area of Karachi.

Witnesses said the flight from Lahore had made three failed attempts to land at Jinnah International Airport before ploughing into the Model Colony area of the city on a fourth landing attempt.

The pilot also told air traffic control that he had lost one his engines and he made a final mayday call before the crash. All 99 passengers and eight crew aboard the flight are believed to have died in the crash.

Plumes of billowing smoke smothered the skyline after the Pakistan International Airlines plane smashed into the poor and densely populated area of Model Colony that is two miles from the airport.

FlyingAce77 22nd May 2020 11:54

Originally Posted by eagle21 (Post 10789623)
ATC recording: Mayday declared as they had lost engines

Engine (S)? Seems like a Dual Flame out, hope itís not Dual because I have flown into OPKC and was vectored for Rwl 25L and itís a highly dense area before the threshold, more like residential blocks.

oxide 22nd May 2020 12:00

More pictures and video


atakacs 22nd May 2020 12:00

Originally Posted by Admiral346 (Post 10789659)
Shouldn`t have played a role...

Agrred. Weather seemed to be fairly tame.

Except for fuel exhaustion I can't imagine an a320 loosing both engine at landing... Very bad bad bird strike ?

From the footage it would seem they were in controlled flight.

Bit perplexed by the reported multiple go aroudns.

Obviously all very very preliminary

Dan_Brown 22nd May 2020 12:04

I refused to strap my backside to any aircraft of a Ramadan observing airline, during the holy month.

Not suggesting that fasting was the cause or a contributing factor, in this tragedy.

If any crew member is not eating during the hours of daylight is bad enough. If they aren't drinking water, thay are in no fit state to be operating any machinery what so ever.

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