Pakistan crash: Journalist describes horrific scene in Karachi following plane crash

May 22, 2020
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Dozens have been killed after a passenger plane crashed near Karachi Airport in Pakistan.
Pakistan International Airlines flight PK303 was on its final approach to the runway after making the 90-minute journey from the eastern city of Lahore when it crashed into buildings.
Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar, speaking from the crash site, said all 98 passengers and crew on board had been killed, but civil aviation officials later said at least two people survived.
Mr Akhtar said at least five or six houses were destroyed in the crash, but it was not immediately known how many casualties there were in the residential area.
Read more: www.standard.co.uk/news/world/pakistan-plane-crash-karachi-107-no-survivors-a4448561.html

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  • Latest info, June 23, 2020 says the pilots deployed landing gear 10 miles out from airport. They then started chatting about Covid 19 pandemic. At 5 miles out, still chatting, they RETRACTED the landing gear, triggering a series of alarms inside the cockpit, which they ignored, and continued chatting. On contact with runway, both engines were destroyed, making a second landing attempt impossible. I'm sure they were great pilots and heroes though.

    falconeaterf15falconeaterf1511 days ago
  • they dont know how to land planes.

    Mister ChrisMister Chris22 days ago
  • Osama will be happy or disappointed?

    Bhushan PatilBhushan Patil23 days ago
  • Omg

    Devendra Kumar MeenaDevendra Kumar Meena25 days ago
  • Maliksajjad

    Malik SajjadMalik Sajjad26 days ago
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😝😂😂😝😂

    Abhishek ChoudharyAbhishek ChoudharyMonth ago
  • Wow Maza aa gaya 😋

    Bane & JokerBane & JokerMonth ago
  • Deepest condolences to the families. God bless their souls and grant their loved ones peace and strength to bear this tragic loss.

    dolimi jotoodolimi jotooMonth ago
  • :(

    Devashis ShresthaDevashis ShresthaMonth ago
  • Allah marhumeen ki magfirat kare or ahle khana ko sabre Jameel aata kare very said news todays headline pray from India 🇮🇳

    bowen voowybowen voowyMonth ago
  • Jo bunda bavha uss nai kisi ko na bachaya. Phir iss ki baato sai pata chal raha hai kai 1 ghuntai tak kafi log zinda thai Reacue kio dair sai pohcha. Jub plane aik land kar chuka Kio udhar firbrigade waghaira ready na kigaee kio. Pakistan mai jub sub mar jatai hain tau rescue walai pohchtai hain. 50 saal sai sub ko pata hai galiaan chotee hain Kio plotting ki gaee aise Ab plotting ho gaee tau Chotee cheezai khareedai. Helicoptet forunn foam lai kar kio na pohchain Minto mai aag bujh jaateee. Total na ahli hai pia ki. Pia kai wazir samait sub ko forunn nikala jaa aiy. Forunn. Saarai jahaz rok kar kio chk nahi kia jaa rahai Kio ijazat di gaee uranai ki flighys jo. 70 feesudd jahaz kharaab hain pIA kai.

    REALITY OF LIFE RealityREALITY OF LIFE RealityMonth ago
    • So sorry for the ones who died and their families... God protect them... 🙏🙏🙏🙏

      dolimi jotoodolimi jotooMonth ago
  • they should have showed this way earlier. sad.

    MLK 28MLK 28Month ago
    • "And a few of the passengers fell out when the plane got the building" 😬😬

      doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • Pilot is so calm, even at that moment he kept his professionalism. What a hero !

    doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
    • "And a few of the passengers fell out when the plane got the building" 😬😬

      bowen voowybowen voowyMonth ago
  • When the Plane hit the building's it broke into two pieces and a few of the passenges was come out😭😭😭🙏🏿

    NIkky BoyNIkky BoyMonth ago
    • LOLOL

      ES DesignES Design22 days ago
    • doliio volay say less!

      NIkky BoyNIkky BoyMonth ago
    • STAY HOME!

      doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • Mayday pakistan 8303 😭😭😭 This taking my breath 💔

    Amina AliAmina AliMonth ago
    • "And a few of the passengers fell out when the plane got the building" 😬😬

      doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • 1971 Bangladesh Mukti Bahini Heroes were genocidal Pakistan Army Head-Hunters. Mukti Bahini fighters sent thousands of Pakistani Army/ Air Force/ Navy officers & so​ldiers to Jahannam Hell. Imran Khan Niazi's uncle, Pakistan Army's Lt. General 'Tiger' Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi on 16 December 1971 cried *MAYDAY ! MAYDAY ! MAYDAY !*

    M. EmadM. EmadMonth ago
    • I 'm already afraid of flights and my fear is increasing day by day ..i want to visit istanbul but i don't want to go on a flight its sad 😞..anyways rest in peace to all the 97passenge

      doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • How many terrorists died?

    Kushal AgateKushal AgateMonth ago
    • None. There weren't nay on the plane. Just regular citizens taking a trip

      Jamie MungerJamie Munger5 hours ago
    • above.

      doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • Improve your English. Learn

    chas2599chas2599Month ago
    • they should improve how to fly

      ES DesignES Design22 days ago
  • i don't understand 2 things... 1. why did he (the pilot) open the chassis? with them closed the plane could reach the runway... 2. why didn't he dump the fuel? The crash was soft, and i think most people died burned alive... So big mistakes... Afraid to fly now if pilots are going to panic and do illogical things...

    Kirill PetrovichKirill PetrovichMonth ago
    • We have lost engine .ye ni kaha us ny k.we have lst two engines .kindly kam.ko.muahkil karny k bajaye easy kiya kro .thanks

      afutla qianafutla qianMonth ago
  • My heart aches alot, my chest my veins, I'm shocked, speechless and life is dark front of my eyes at the moment.

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiuMonth ago
    • stop being a snowflake..

      ES DesignES Design22 days ago
    • Searchlight' Genocide on 25-26 March 1971.

      afutla qianafutla qianMonth ago
  • Actually pilot died with shame....as he attempted first landing without landing gear down and damaged the engines... RIP to other passengers

    Summer TimeSummer TimeMonth ago
  • My heart aches alot, my chest my veins, I'm shocked, speechless and life is dark front of my eyes at the moment.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuMonth ago
  • Calmness of pilot also the air traffic controller.. respect

    Trupti JadhavTrupti JadhavMonth ago
    • This french word Mayday Maday Mayday, it's always last words from pilot. It's hurt and it's too much hurt. It's too much sad for me my Pakistani friends and citizens.

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuMonth ago
  • Your English is more disastrous then this accident

    d kd kMonth ago
  • From India: May God give you strength during this distressing time. Nothing lasts forever. Unfortunately that includes your loved ones but that fortunately also includes dark times. We just need to push through until the darkness caves in too mortality

    Viper TheLegendViper TheLegendMonth ago
    • and that is why i am never going to pakistan on PIA or am i ever gonna go on domestic flights

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuMonth ago
  • So sorry for the ones who died and their families... God protect them... 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Icehacker_YTIcehacker_YTMonth ago
  • above.

    afutla qianafutla qianMonth ago
  • "And a few of the passengers fell out when the plane got the building" 😬😬

    RhyxRhyxMonth ago
  • STAY HOME!

    Tililing TingtingTililing TingtingMonth ago
  • Pilot is so calm

    Salma ShahSalma ShahMonth ago
    • This is all because of the sin your country has done, you people will face more such situations in future ,lots of hatred from INDIA 🇮🇳 Jai hind ❤️

      afutla qianafutla qianMonth ago
  • I 'm already afraid of flights and my fear is increasing day by day ..i want to visit istanbul but i don't want to go on a flight its sad 😞..anyways rest in peace to all the 97passengers..

    Rupali SinghRupali SinghMonth ago
  • Who want to give Rip for pakistanis like below This is very sad news

    ಶ್ರೀಧರ್ ಕಲ್ಲೇಶ್ ಹೊನ್ಗುಂಡೆರ್ಶ್ರೀಧರ್ ಕಲ್ಲೇಶ್ ಹೊನ್ಗುಂಡೆರ್Month ago
  • Extremely sorry to hear about MAY ALLAH GIVE PATIENTS to All the victim's family in my point of view Pakistan aviation should banned or recruit again NOW this is the time for us to learn from EMIRATES AIRWAYS sorry to say that

    umer farooq mirzaumer farooq mirzaMonth ago
  • Murderous Pakistan Army set Dacca (Dhaka) city residential blocks and many other East-Pakistan towns on fire just like the PIA crash site at the beginning of their 'Operation Searchlight' Genocide on 25-26 March 1971.

    M. EmadM. EmadMonth ago
  • We have lost engine .ye ni kaha us ny k.we have lst two engines .kindly kam.ko.muahkil karny k bajaye easy kiya kro .thanks

    Talha HabibTalha HabibMonth ago
  • Bohot shauk hai n tum logo ko dusre countries me plane bhej k crash karvane k

    Gayu LakheGayu LakheMonth ago
  • As I read history of Pakistan airlines, I think it's not problem of poilet, it's problem because they are forced to perform better. He sink his airplane 2 times more because of some performance pressure. But poilet should be independent from all pressure. And every should support poilet and crews and sit agency only will gonna blame poilet and cabin crew but we all need to support poilet and cabin crew to give them less stress to perform better. I tell these all things because I am connected with this all airlines sytem. I am very sad for everything. Govt should work for welfare of cabins crew and poilet and avoid politics on it.

    Your Wisdom TvYour Wisdom TvMonth ago
  • This french word Mayday Maday Mayday, it's always last words from pilot. It's hurt and it's too much hurt. It's too much sad for me my Pakistani friends and citizens.

    Your Wisdom TvYour Wisdom TvMonth ago
  • Airbus A320

    Cruising the WaterwaysCruising the WaterwaysMonth ago
  • and that is why i am never going to pakistan on PIA or am i ever gonna go on domestic flights

    John BenzenJohn BenzenMonth ago
    • beloved relatives, little did they knew there wait will last forever. RIP you all

      diungy alisnrdiungy alisnrMonth ago
  • I'm a polish woman, I heard the news yesterday and I cried and now I'm crying again. Poor poor people, may they rest in peace. God bless them🤲😭

    butti fdftbutti fdftMonth ago
    • This is seriously sad and very tragic. Imagine how many helpless innocent people lost their lives, how terrifying there last moments were. Families were waiting to meet their

      diungy alisnrdiungy alisnrMonth ago
  • This will happen in London one day.

    Martin JacksonMartin JacksonMonth ago
  • PIA SHOULD GIVE THEM 20 lakh to every family

    Anii ArtAnii ArtMonth ago
  • Pilots these days

    THE PASTEL BUNNYTHE PASTEL BUNNYMonth ago
    • I was repeatedly trying to stop the plane from flying. So I tried some more times in case there are last minutes. To still prevent the take off,, but by then.. It crashed.

      butti fdftbutti fdftMonth ago
  • This is all because of the sin your country has done, you people will face more such situations in future ,lots of hatred from INDIA 🇮🇳 Jai hind ❤️

    Sandesh GowdaSandesh GowdaMonth ago
  • May Allah give patience. Good wishes from Turkey. 🇹🇷❤🇵🇰

    Surgeon of ArtSurgeon of ArtMonth ago
  • Nobody but a halfwit gets on an A320, It's a flying coffin.

    Graham HerbertGraham HerbertMonth ago
  • *Mayday, Mayday, Mayday.... Pakistan 8303*.... this kinda stuck in my head for two days

    ImmadImmadMonth ago
  • So sad .... Rip....Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones...from India ☹️

    Rohit VermaRohit VermaMonth ago
  • Condolences and prayers from India 🇮🇳

    abc abcabc abcMonth ago
  • Tends to happen when the gear is not down,there seems to be no problem with the landing gear is why wasn't it down? Bloody tragedy

    interestinginterestingMonth ago
  • This pilot tried several times to land! He knew he was in trouble he could only try his best!

    Personnel ChannelPersonnel ChannelMonth ago
    • Heartfelt condolences to all the families, may Allah keep their family members strong love from Nepal 🇳🇵🙏

      cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • inalilah

    Jamil Ahmed Jahir Uddin- جميل أحمد جاهر الدينJamil Ahmed Jahir Uddin- جميل أحمد جاهر الدينMonth ago
    • on🥺😭😭😭🤧🕋

      cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • 😢😢😢

    fafi fafifafi fafiMonth ago
  • Condolences to the family who lose the family members

    cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • 2020 u destroyed our hearts.

    SHADOW UCHIHASHADOW UCHIHAMonth ago
  • I was repeatedly trying to stop the plane from flying. So I tried some more times in case there are last minutes. To still prevent the take off,, but by then.. It crashed.

    Asher GoneyAsher GoneyMonth ago
    • 1 weeks notice I said to myself. Coz the storm was 2 days back on the windward side the plane was in the Leeward side.. Besides the the prime ingredient source ,, made to go missing like almost the same manner. On 3rd may.. Forced to Finish the last of the 7 packs.

      Asher GoneyAsher GoneyMonth ago
  • How calm pilot is, no fear of death.

    Tahir IsmailTahir IsmailMonth ago
    • 98 people onboard not 107

      cnmmd qiuoocnmmd qiuooMonth ago
  • Itnay click jitnay paisay ikhtay hon yad rakhna 96 logon kay khoon kay hain

    sher germanysher germanyMonth ago
  • I'm glad that pilot won't be flying my future flights

    TheVryfstTheVryfstMonth ago
  • Lost 2 engines? You crashed into the runway and then took off with them mangled. You didn't lose them, you messed up

    TheVryfstTheVryfstMonth ago
  • Condolences to the family who lose the family members

    senni bgonsenni bgonMonth ago
  • Immediate inquiry.......which means? Not much! Both engines quit! That’s a very.....very serious. And quite unexplainable! And a lack of a fire ball........tells me....she ran empty! Or a very serious maintenance issue......or lack of maintenance. China is sloppy! RIP. I’m glad it wasn’t a Boeing plane. Or else.....they would have blamed the United States for the crash already.......like they did when Iran shot down its own airliner. China(Land Of lies) Pakistan(Land Of cries). Since the crew is dead.......they will blame the crew. Case closed.

    Mark SolarzMark SolarzMonth ago
  • R.I.P

    3795 Mpower3795 MpowerMonth ago
    • Is actually sad a plane with 107 on board And only 2 survived

      senni bgonsenni bgonMonth ago
  • India must pay compensation of billions to poor country Pakistan and also pay us Nepalese the money u borrowed in 1993

    tina kapoortina kapoorMonth ago
  • My dads college mate was in this plane... he left his 3 small kids and wife alone... its also traumatizing that i am half pakistani snd tye plane crashed right beside the road i drive on🥺😭😭😭🤧🕋

    wheresmyavocadoswheresmyavocadosMonth ago
    • Whats the other half?

      Bareback ObamaBareback ObamaMonth ago
  • Heartfelt condolences to all the families, may Allah keep their family members strong love from Nepal 🇳🇵🙏

    Ashutosh ChhetriAshutosh ChhetriMonth ago
  • this 2020 is great disaster for us. may Allah protect all of us from these all disaster. we all with you. From India🇮🇳

    Nizam NizamNizam NizamMonth ago
  • Very sad. Prayers

    arpana prakasharpana prakashMonth ago
  • Tatti english ever

    Samar AgrawalSamar AgrawalMonth ago
  • Don't fly with P.I.A

    Covid 19Covid 19Month ago
  • just imgine being 1 minute away from your families,i just wonder what would be goingon in the mind of those pessangers:(

    Ghost LancerGhost LancerMonth ago
  • 98 people onboard not 107

    Kuruma ProductionsKuruma ProductionsMonth ago
  • I feel same pain Pakistanis felt at pulwama times

    royal jainroyal jainMonth ago
  • My respect to all who are in any way related to this terible crash. It looks like the first Airbus crash 26 june1988 during a low pass flyby over Mulhouse.. the crash was related to a software issue. Regarding the information the pilots had a few landing attemps... perhaps the airbus has cut the engines because it was in some sort of landing mode...

    FransFransMonth ago
  • Condolences to the familes Love from india 🇮🇳🇵🇰

    Varshith NVarshith NMonth ago
  • Pilot made several errors. He was incompetent.

    Sharjeel KhanSharjeel KhanMonth ago
  • اللہ جنت میں جگہ دے

    ZahidalizahidiZahidalizahidiMonth ago
  • RIP for the victims and RIP your English 🙏

    Utkarsh SinghUtkarsh SinghMonth ago
  • Is actually sad a plane with 107 on board And only 2 survived

    Mr WhatSoEverMr WhatSoEverMonth ago
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