Pakistani airliner crashes in Karachi

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Volunteers look for survivors amid the wreckage of a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, May 22.

Fareed Khan/AP

Updated 1706 GMT (0106 HKT) May 22, 2020

Volunteers look for survivors amid the wreckage of a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, May 22.

Fareed Khan/AP

A Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed in a residential area of Karachi on Friday, May 22, the airline said.

Flight PK 8303 took off from Lahore and was due to land at 2:30 p.m. local time in Karachi but went missing from the radar, airline spokesman Abdullah Khan told CNN.

Before the plane crashed, the pilot of the Airbus A320 told air traffic control that he had lost engines.

Pakistan’s Army sent helicopters to assess the damage and rescue efforts, while urban search-and-rescue teams were also deployed, Pakistan’s military tweeted Friday. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society said it sent ambulances and rescue workers to the scene.

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