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22 May 2020 | 10:25 AM UTC

Pakistan: PIA plane crashes near Karachi May 22

Pakistan News Alert

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashes near Karachi on May 22; rescue teams dispatched to the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Karachi

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Event

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane reportedly crashed in Model Colony (Karachi) on approach to Jinnah International Airport (KHI) at approximately 14:45 (local time) on Friday, May 22. According to media reports, the aircraft is an Airbus 320 and was carrying approximately 100 people on board and originated in Lahore. Rescue teams have been dispatched to the location.

A heightened emergency presence is anticipated near the crash site and localized traffic disruptions are possible in the area.

Advice

Individuals in Karachi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the crash, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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