Passenger jet crashes into town with over 100 on board
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Breaking news: Passenger jet crashes into town with over 100 on board

An aircraft carrying more than 100 people crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Karachi it has just been reported.

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was chartering from Lahore to Karachi in the south of the country.

The Airbus A320 was carrying 99 passengers and 8 staff including the two pilots.

Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the Pakistani aviation authority said: “The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members.”

The plane had been due to land at Jinnah international airport from the northeastern city of Lahore.

However, the plane curtailed into the residential area of Model Colony, situated right next to the airport.

People took to social media to reports plumes of smoke and fire and it has been suggested that there are some survivors.

On July 30th last year, a Beechcraft King Air of the Pakistan Army also crashed in Karachi. All five crew members, as well as 13 civilians, were killed when the plane crashed into a residential area.

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