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41 confirmed dead in Karachi plane crash: PIA CEO

Reuters/Islamabad
Filed on May 22, 2020
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(Reuters)

An inquiry committee has been formed to investigate the crash.

At least 41 people are confirmed to have been killed in a plane crash in a residential area of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) chief executive said on Friday.

The Airbus jet with 99 (91 passengers and 8 crew) people on board crashed while approaching the airport. Two passengers are known to have survived.

"Forty-one dead are confirmed in the plane crash," CEO Arshad Malik told a news conference.

He said Pakistan's independent safety investigations agency would inquire into the crash.

Domestic flights had been resumed in Pakistan ahead of Eid Al Fitr. Ill-fated flight 8303 was flying from Lahore to Karachi on Friday.





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