PIA Passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi crashed near Karachi Airport, new information revealed

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PIA Passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi crashed near Karachi Airport, new information revealed

KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane crashed in a residential area near Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Friday less than a minute before landing.

It is estimated that 97 people were aboard the plane, including 85 passengers and 12 members of the flight crew.

Bank of Punjab (BOP) chief executive Zafar Masud is among multiple survivors.

Masud has been taken to the hospital, where his brother is with him. He is said to be stable.

PIA emergency response desk has begun work and is gathering details from the families of the passengers who were on board the flight.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority, PIA flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed in the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir.