Islamabad, May 22 : A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed on Friday afternoon in the southern port city of Karachi, local media reported.
According to media reports, PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and said that the flight A-320, flying from Lahore to Karachi, was carrying over 90 passengers.
Police, security forces and rescue teams reached the site and were extinguishing the fire. An eyewitness told the media that the plane crashed in a residential area.
Meanwhile, Radio Pakistan reported that the aircraft en route from Lahore to Karachi crashed just before landing at Karachi airport. Ninety-nine passengers and eight crew members were on board. Details are awaited. (UNI)