On Friday 22 May, an Airbus A320 belonging to Pakistan International Airlines crashed just outside of Karachi, killing 97 of the 99 people onboard, including all crew members. The two passengers who survived are currently being treated for serious injuries in a local hospital.
In addition, multiple residents of the buildings that the aircraft crashed into were also transported to hospital, some of them seriously injured.
The Airbus A320 reportedly crashed during second final approach to Karachi airport. The CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) and FDR (Flight Data Recorder) have been recovered from the crash site, which reveal that the aircraft was experiencing engine problems during its second attempt to land.
“We regret to confirm that an A320 operated by Pakistan International Airlines was involved in an accident during flight #PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi on May, 22 2020. Our thoughts are with all those affected,” tweeted Airbus. “Airbus is providing assistance to the investigation.”