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Pakistan jet with 98 onboard crashes in crowded neighbourhood.


Jetliner carrying nine. Nine hundred people crashed yesterday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport. In Pakistan's port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least fifty seven bodies in the wreckage. It was unknown. How many people on the ground were hurt as the Pakistan International Airlines jet an Airbus a three twenty plowed into an alley and destroyed at least five houses. The pilot was heard. Transmitting a mayday to the tower. Shortly before the crash of flight eight three Oh three which was flying from Lahore to Karachi and carrying many traveling for the Muslim holiday of aid videos on social media appear to show the jet flying low with flames shooting from one of its engines. The plane went down at about two thirty nine. Pm Northeast of Jinnah International Airport in the poor and congested residential area known as model colony between houses that were smashed by its wings police in protective struggled to clear away crowds amid the smoke and dust so ambulances and fire trucks could reach the crash site as darkness fell crews worked under floodlights and a portable morgue was set up the local health department said it had recovered fifty seven bodies while Hmo an offshoot Malik said finding all the dead could take two to three days Pakistan had resumed domestic flights earlier. This week ahead of aid which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan Pakistan has been in a countrywide lockdown since March because of corona virus and the airline has been using social distancing guidelines on its flights by leaving every other seat vacant transmission of the pilot's final exchange with air traffic control indicated. He had failed to land was circling to make a second attempt. We are proceeding direct. We have lost an engine. Co-pilot said

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