PIA Lahore to Karachi Airbus A320 Flight Crashes

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PIA Lahore to Karachi Airbus A320 Flight Crashes

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A PIA Lahore to Karachi Airbus A320 flight has crashed.

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PIA Airbus A320 (aircraft registration AP-BLD) Lahore to Karachi flight PK8303 that was expected to arrive in Karachi at 2:45 PM.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk8303

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Oh no. Tragic. Any survivors. During take off or landing??
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Re: PIA Lahore to Karachi Airbus A320 Flight Crashes

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Crashed during landing approach to Karachi.

The aircraft was experiencing problem with landing gear extension and was performing low go-around according to Geo News.

The aircraft was carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members.

The aircraft had departed from Lahore at 1:08 PM.

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Source: lahoreairport.com.pk

and was scheduled to arrive in Karachi at 2:45 PM

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Source: karachiairport.com.pk

The aircraft crashed into residential area called Model Colony.

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Tragic..
must be approaching 25L if near Model colony.

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Can anyone trace the ATC recordings of last 1 hour?

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Terrible news. A couple of days before Eid, imagine the grief of the families of passengers and crew. In these times of doom and gloom this had to happen too. May Allah have mercy on all those who passed away and may He give strength to the families to bear this tragic loss.

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Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Crashed during landing approach to Karachi.

The aircraft was experiencing problem with landing gear extension and was performing low go-around according to Geo News
Sounds like the stalled into terrain?
Did the pilots forget to hit the TOGA switches while going around ?
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CAA confirms the aircraft was experiencing some technical issue with landing gear before landing.

The aircraft was experiencing some issue with nose gear, according to a news channel.

Cockpit crew had informed Karachi Air Traffic Control about landing gear problem

News channels showing damaging/burning houses and cars. Casualties on ground cannot be ruled out.

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The aircraft was carrying 91 passengers and 7 crew members, according to PIA sources quoted by Geo News.

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Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi rajioon. So so sad

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According to Aviation Herald:

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines A320-200, registration AP-BLD performing flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi (Pakistan) with 99 passengers and 8 crew, had aborted the approach to Karachi due to problems with extension of the landing gear and performed a go around. The aircraft lost height and impacted a residential area called Model Colony on second final approach east of the aerodrome (presumably while on final approach to runway 25L) and burst into flames.

Rescue and recovery services are on their way to the crash site.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0

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My deep condolences to the family and friends of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident. May Allah raise their ranks and grant them with Jannah.

The crew members are all true martyrs as they lost lives in the line of duty being performed in already very challenging times of Corona virus pandemic