Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 Airplane Crashes Near Karachi Airport | Instant News


MIAMI – Today, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 (registered with AP-BLD) crashed into a residential area on its approach to Karachi Airport (KHI) from Lahore, killing 99 passengers and 8 crew members.

Due to landing gear extension issues, pilots on PK8303 domestic flights traveled around during their first attempt to land at KHI.

However, just before attempting their second approach, the pilot reported to the air traffic control that “days maybe” added “we were continuing right away, we lost the engine.”

CAA Pakistan confirmed that the pilot reported undercarriage nose gear problems to the ATC and made an initial round trip, falling on a second attempt.

After that, the plane caught fire in the Malir Cantonment neighborhood of Jinnah Garden (Model Colony), a suburb to the east of the airport.

Airbus A320-214 Pakistan International Airlines

Based on aviator24.be, here is the latest communication between pilots and air traffic control:

  • ATC: seems to turn left
  • Pilot: we are processing directly. We lost the engine
  • ATC: runway available to land on 25
  • Pilot: Roger
  • Pilot: Sir Mayday Mayday Mayday Mayday Pakistan 8303
  • ATC: 8303 Roger both runways available for landing

Shortly after the accident, members of the Pakistani Army Rapid Reaction Forces and the Pakistani Rangers from the Sindh Army arrived at the site for emergency relief and rescue measures in connection with civil emergency services.

Pakistan Army Aviation Helicopters were also flown to assist in damage assessment and rescue operations.

Sent to China Eastern Airlines (MU) on August 16, 2014 from a lease from GECAS, the Airbus A320-214 produced by Toulouse, serial number (MSN) 2274, took its first flight on August 17, 2004.

On October 30, 2014, he was leased to PIA. The plane is 15.8 years old. The fuselage status has been written off.



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