Everything Changed in just ! One Minute & Sixty Seconds! The flight had to land at 2:45 and it crashed at 2:44.
The unfortunate flight PK 8303 took off from Lahore at 1:08 am was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Model Colony, Rendering to PIA CEO Arshad Malik, the pilot had informed the control room of facing a technical issue and then decided to go around rather than land even though two runways were ready for landing.
The pilot sent a Alert and voiced to control room, that the aircraft had lost power from both its engines on its second attempt to land, After the aircraft reportedly called off an earlier attempt to land and went around for a second attempt, a controller radioed the pilot that he seemed to be turning left, The control tower told the pilot that two runways were clear for landing, but air traffic control lost communication with the crew and the plane crashed shortly after. Witnesses reported seeing an engine on fire before the plane came down.
The bodies of those killed in yesterday’s PIA plane crash have been shifted to cold storage from Civil and Jinnah Hospitals. According to rescue officials, the bodies have been shifted to Edhi Cold Storage, Sohrab Goth and Hidden Cold Storage FTC.
Rescue officials say the number of bodies identified so far is 19, while all the bodies have been transferred after taking DNA samples.
Rescue sources also said that 96 bodies were in the morgue while one body has been handed over to heirs.
Health officials say 97 people were killed and two injured in the crash, and 66 bodies were transported to Jinnah Hospital.
According to the Health Department, 20 bodies of women, 43 bodies of men and three bodies of children were brought to Jinnah Hospital.
He said that 16 bodies have been identified in Jinnah Hospital, while 50 bodies could not be identified, 66 bodies were autopsied in Jinnah Hospital.
Health officials said 31 bodies, including six women’s and 25 men’s, had been transferred to the Civil Hospital.
Health officials also say three bodies have been identified at the Civil Hospital, while 28 bodies have yet to be identified.
It may be recalled that the National Airline (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi had crashed 30 seconds before landing in Karachi yesterday afternoon.
PM Orders Immediate Probe into Plane Crash:
Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan has ordered immediate inquiry into the Karachi plane crash and approved the formation of a committee. The Prime Minister has directed in a written order that the inquiry committee should immediately start the investigation process without any delay. He said the investigation should not wait for formal approval from the federal government.
Written instructions have been sent by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Secretary Aviation and other concerned agencies. It may be recalled that a PIA plane carrying passengers from Lahore to Karachi crashed a few minutes before landing at Karachi Airport, killing 96 people.
The plane was carrying nine children, 30 women and 59 men, including seven crew members. Bank of Punjab President Zafar Masood and Muhammad Zubair miraculously survived the crash.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had said in his condolence message after the plane crash that he was deeply saddened and shocked by the crash. PIA CEO Arshad Malik is going to Karachi. I am in touch with him.
He said that an inquiry into the accident would be started immediately. The Prime Minister also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.
Damaged 19 Homes in Residential Area:
The plane crashed, damaging 19 homes, Deputy Commissioner Korangi (Karachi) Said, The plane damaged 19 houses and crashed in Block A and R of Model Colony Jinnah Garden. According to Deputy Commissioner Korangi, Karachi, two of the 19 affected houses have been completely burnt down in the plane crash. No resident of the colony has been killed in the accident.
Three women of the colony were injured in the accident and have been shifted to the hospital, while 16 residents of the affected houses have been accommodated in a hotel. See More