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Airbus A320 crashes in residential area in Pakistan with 100 passengers on board (videos)

Public television footage shows thick black smoke escaping into the sky behind a seemingly recent house.

“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers, but initially there were 99 passengers and eight crew members, “Abdul Sattar Khokhar, spokesman for the aviation authority of the Pakistan, adding that the flight came from Lahore, the country’s second city.

The Pakistani military tweeted that it had dispatched a rapid response force, along with paramilitary elements, to the scene of the accident.

The disaster comes just days after the country authorized the resumption of domestic commercial flights. Domestic connections had been suspended for more than a month to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Very few international flights had been maintained.

Pakistan has a mixed record for aviation safety, with frequent civil and military aircraft and helicopter crashes having occurred over the years.

The last major air accident in Pakistan dates back to December 2016, when an airliner of the national airline PIA carrying out a domestic flight crashed in the mountainous north of the country, killing 47 people.

The deadliest crash in recent years in Pakistan dates back to 2010. An Airbus 321 from private Airblue, flying from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed in the hills shortly before landing in the capital, killing 152 people on board. .

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