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Plane crashes in Pakistan with 107 aboard, possible survivors

The aircraft reportedly belongs to state-run Pakistani International Airline

Updated: May 26, 2020 - 1:26pm

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A passenger jet crashed Friday in Pakistan near the southern port city of Karachi, with 98 aboard. 

Officials say at least two onboard survived, but it's unclear if anybody was killed where the plane crashed or how many were either injured or died.

Early reports said engine failure during a landing attempt at Jinnah International Airport was a cause.

The plane belongs to state-run Pakistani International Airline, according to the Associated Press.

The aircraft was coming from the eastern city of Lahore with 99 passengers and eight crew members, said Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the country’s civil aviation authority, the wire service also reports.

Witnesses reportedly saw an Airbus A320 appear to try to make at least two landing attempts before crashing in the nearby, impoverish residential area.



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