KARACHI: A PIA passenger plane coming from Lahore crashed near the airport, killing at least 100 people.
According to sources, the flight of the national airline coming from Lahore to Karachi crashed near the airport.
Sources said that Civil Aviation has confirmed that the PIA flight was cut off from air traffic control one minute before landing.
Civil aviation sources said that the plane had a technical malfunction and its wheels were not opening before landing on which the flight was called round-up but during this time the plane crashed.
According to sources, there were more than 90 passengers on board, including 85 in economy class, six in business class and other crew members.
According to sources, the plane crashed into a population near Jinnah Garden near Model Colony and Malir Cantt and caught fire as soon as it crashed.
Sources said that before the crash, the plane hit the roofs of nearby residential buildings, damaging several houses and setting fire to the roofs of the houses, while vehicles parked in the area caught fire after the crash.
After the accident, a heavy contingent of Rangers and police reached the spot and cordoned off the area while fire brigade personnel have also reached to put out the fire and fire tenders have been called from all over the city.