An Airbus jet operated by Pakistan International airlines crashes with 107 people on board near Karachi in Pakistan.
Passenger numbers have yet to be clarified but Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said there were more than 100 people on board PIA flight PK 8303.
“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for Pakistan’s aviation authority said.
Wasim Akhtar, the mayor of Karachi at the scene of the crash, said none of the 107 on board survived, though civil aviation officals later said at least two passengers had survived the crash.
Footage showed plumes of smoke rising from the site of the crash and people running from the scene screaming. Ambulances and rescue officials arrived at the scene to help residents soon after the plane went down at 2.45pm local time.