A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane, with an estimated 99 people onboard, crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony less than a kilometre away from the runway of the Jinnah International Airport yesterday. Sindh health officials have said that so far, 86 people have been confirmed dead, while two survived the crash. Rescue efforts currently under way; military personnel and rescue workers attempting to retrieve bodies from the rubble. Foreign Media reports that Pilot had communicated a technical difficulty to the air traffic control moments before crash. Both survivors are in stable condition. PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said that the A320 Airbus was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK 8303. Eyewitnesses said the Airbus A320 appeared to attempt to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near the airport.
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