At least two people consisting of a bank executive have been pulled alive from the wreck of an Airbus A320 which crashed after an ‘engine failing’ in Pakistan on Friday May 22, with 98 people aboard.
The pilot supposedly said: ‘We are proceeding direct, sir – we have lost engine’.
Pakistan plane crash: Two People made it through thr wreck of Airbus A320 that crashed in Karachi after ‘both engines fell short’ (Photos).
A photo shared by plane lovers reveals that the airplane suffered an apparent engine failure soon prior to the accident. They claimed the Black scorch marks can be seen beneath each engine and the landing gear is still up.
” At least 25 houses have been damaged in this incident,” Edhi said.
The airplane wings during the accident landing hit the houses in the residential colony prior to crashing down.
Pakistan’s civil aviation authority said the plane had 91 travelers and a staff of seven.
‘ Confirm your effort on belly,’ the air traffic controller said, offering a runway.
Health ministry spokesperson Meeran Yousuf told Al Jazeera by telephone that 80 people have passed away, with 48 bodies kept at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi’s largest government hospital, and 32 at Civil Hospital Karachi, another major state-run hospital.
The PIA’s Airbus A320 carrying 98 passengers including eight crew, was attempting to land at the city’s Jinnah International Airport terminal after flying from Lahore before it crashed into a residential location of Karachi at about 14:30 regional time (09:30 GMT).
Faisal Edhi of the Edhi Welfare Trust said that around 25 to 30 locals whose residences were damaged by the aircraft have also been taken to the hospital, mainly with shed wounds.
According to BBC, the plane had attempted one landing but as it went round again lost its engines and issued a mayday call to traffic control.
‘ Sir, mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday Pakistan 8303,’ the pilot said before the transmission ended.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) resources said the captain had reported a technical fault before the aircraft vanished from the radar.
” Thank you a lot. God has been merciful,’ Zafar Masood, the President of the Bank of Punjab said, according to authorities that talked to him in hospital after the crash. The other recognized survivor was named as Muhammad Zubair.
” The first priority is to rescue individuals. The major obstacle is narrow roads and visibility of ordinary people who gathered at the area after the crash but they have been dispersed,” the minister said.