Pakistan Airlines Plane Crashes In City, Mechanical Problems Reported

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

More than 100 people are feared dead after a jetliner crashed in the Pakistani city of Karachi Friday. Officials say the Pakistan International Airlines A320 was carrying 99 passengers and a crew of eight on a flight from Lahore when it went down in a residential neighborhood.

An airline official has said the pilot told the control tower at least one engine had lost power and there was a problem with the landing gear. The plane went down near Karachi’s airport in a densely-packed neighborhood.

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