The plane was very close to landing but unfortunately crashed into the population just before the runway.
In the eye-witnesses has confirmed that it was seen that the plane was landing when it hit the ground, after which fire and smoke were seen rising towards the sky.
The plane was very close to landing but unfortunately crashed into the population just before the runway. In the newly released video, it can be seen that the plane was going in the manner of landing and hit the ground. The footage shows the plane descending from a height for landing, but suddenly the plane hits the ground, after which fire and smoke appear to rise towards the sky.
The videos viral on social media show the plane’s landing gears coming out.
According to sources, the pilot wanted to reach Karachi from Lahore and try to open the wheels of the plane for landing but failed but the pilot informed the air traffic control about the situation.
At 2:20 pm, the plane reached the exact runway, but due to lack of proper emergency landing arrangements, the captain flew the plane back. As soon as it took off again, the pilot turned the plane to the left for a detour and attempted to land again via Shah Faisal Colony, Malir and National Highways. When the pump was done, the wheels of the plane opened but by that time one of the engines of the plane had failed.
The pilot also informed the air traffic control about this second emergency and tried to take the plane to the airport with all possible skills but during this time the second engine of the plane also failed and the plane suffered a terrible accident. Federal Minister of Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, quoting a PIA plane that crashed in Karachi, said that the plane crashed due to a technical glitch during landing, killing more than 90 people, including eight crew members.