PIA # A320 crashed into a residential area of Karachi

Mis à jour : 14 oct. 2020

Karachi • 22 MAY 2020

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines A320-200, registration AP-BLD ( aircraft history here ) operating flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi (Pakistan) with 90 passengers and 8 crew, had aborted the approach to Karachi due to problems with the nose landing gear and performed a go around. During the second approach to runway 25L, about abeam the threshold of runway 25L the crew requested to turn left immediately reporting they had lost both engines (CFM56) and repeatedly declaring Mayday about 5 minutes after the go around, the RAM Aír Turbine deployed. The ATC Tower cleared the aircraft to land on either runway 25L/R. The aircraft lost height and impacted a residential area called Model Colony, two occupants survived with injuries, 97 bodies were recovered from the crash site, others occupants and possible victims on the ground has not yet been reported.

RIP Gallery of the PIA A320 AP-BLD taken before the crash

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