Birds blamed for PIA plane crash

By: News Desk      Published: 08:49 PM, 22 May, 2020
Birds blamed for PIA plane crash
–File photo

The initial report of PIA plane crash has been submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority.

According to the report, the landing gear of the plane went out of order minutes before landing on which the pilot tried to lower down the plane. At the meantime, some birds hit the plane and disrupted its engines, resultantly the plane crashed into densely populated area named Jinnah Gardens, Model Colony, located next to the runway of the airport.

At least seven of the 98 people aboard a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi, survived as it crashed minutes before landing at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday.

The PIA A320 passenger aircraft was carrying at least 90 passengers and eight crew members in the flight PK 8303, when it crashed into the densely populated vicinity.

PIA Spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez confirmed the crash while PIA CEO, Air Marshal Arshad Malik maintained that the plane seemed to have technical issues.