KARACHI: A Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) passenger airplane with 107 individuals on board on Friday crashed close to the Jinnah Worldwide Airport right here earlier than touchdown, in line with media experiences.
“The airplane PK 8303 with 99 passengers and eight crew members has crashed,” mentioned a spokesman for the nationwide service.
The Pakistani military mentioned its fast response pressure and paramilitary troops have reached the positioning for reduction and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.
Native TV station Geo confirmed crowds close to the scene which gave the impression to be a densely populated space and ambulances making an attempt to make their manner via. It additionally confirmed black smoke billowing from the scene. There have been no speedy experiences on the variety of casualties.
Minister of well being and inhabitants welfare has declared emergency in all main hospitals of Karachi after the incident, Daybreak information quoted Meeran Yousuf, the media coordinator to the Sindh well being minister, as saying.
Extra particulars awaited.