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Pakistani passenger jet crashes near Karachi airport
An Airbus A320 carrying more than 100 people has crashed into a residential area near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the country’s civil aviation agency says.
“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.
A spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdul Sattar told the newspaper Dawn that flight PK 8303 was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members.
The plane had been due to land at Jinnah international airport from the eastern city of Lahore, a journey that normally takes about 90 minutes. Source