In pictures: PIA flight PK-8303 crashes in Karachi’s Model Colony

Header image: A firefighter tries to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi on May 22. — AP

An estimated 98 people were said to be on board.

Updated May 22, 2020

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony near Jinnah International Airport on Friday. An estimated 99 people were said to be on board, including 91 passengers and 8 crew members.

“The aeroplane first hit a mobile tower and crashed over houses,” witness Shakeel Ahmed said near the site, just a few kilometres short of the airport.

Footage from the crash showed plumes of smoke rising from the remains as rescue workers and officials scrambled to get to the victims.

Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi. — AP
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi. — AP
Rescue workers gather at the site after a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
Rescue workers gather at the site after a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
Rescue workers and people gather near the site after a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed in a residential neighbourhood in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
Rescue workers and people gather near the site after a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed in a residential neighbourhood in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
A man stands near the debris of a house at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
A man stands near the debris of a house at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi on May 22. — Reuters
A man checks a part of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
A man checks a part of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
A firefighter sprays water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP
A firefighter sprays water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22. — AFP

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