14 dead as Pakistan plane with 107 on board crashes in residential area in Karachi

KARACHI: Fourteen people died when a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday, officials said.

Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing, they said.

The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 99 passend eight crew members has crashed landed into the Jinnah housing society located near the airport, a spokesperson of the state carrier said.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho and Saad Edhi, a spokesperson of the Edhi welfare trust, said that 14 bodies have been moved from the crash site to the hospital. (AGENCIES)

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