PIA aircraft with 90 passengers crashes in Karachi’s residential area

Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft with 90 passengers and 7 crew on board crashed in a residential area near the Karachi airport on Friday.
PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight — A-320 — was carrying 90 passengers and was flying from Lahore to Karachi, Dawn reported. Footage showed plumes of smoke rising from the site of the crash. A rescue operation is underway. Further details are awaited. (ANI)