plane crash in karachi

Small plane crash in Karachi

KARACHI: A small privately-owned plane crashed near Karachi airport at Pehelwan Goth shortly after take-off, on Friday morning.

Civil Aviatian Authority (CAA) has stated that 19 people were on board the plane when it crashed.

Sources say that 10 bodies have been pulled out of the aircraft and that rescue teams have been dispatched to the site of the crash.

CAA said the plane was heading to Bhit Shah from Karachi. The cause of the crash is yet to be determined.

(tribune)

KARACHI: A small privately owned aircraft crashes a few minutes after taking off at Pehalwan Goath near Karachi airport, Geo News reported.

At least 12 dead bodies have been recovered while more are still trapped under the wreckage, rescue workers.

Reports from CAA authorities confirmed that at least 21 people were on board who have been feared dead as the wreckage caught fire. Accident took place at 7:15am.

Rescue teams, police, airport security force, ambulances have arrived on the accident site and kicked off rescue and relief operations. Plane crashes away from residential area.

Thick smoke emitting from plane while firefighters are trying to bring fast raging flames under control.

The airplane was of a private company and had been chartered by a US company working on an oil field in Karachi. Three crewmembers were also on plane.

The crash took place due to engine failure as the pilot tried to contact control tower complaining the flaw in one engine of plane.

CAA official Pervez George said the aircraft was carrying company employees to an oil field at Bhit Shah in the southern province of Sindh, of which Karachi is the capital.

“It was a small plane and there were about 21 people on board. It was a privately-owned aircraft belonging to an oil company,” George told Geo TV.

“Soon after they left, they contacted the airport control tower and said there was a problem in one of the engines. The plane was directed to return and soon after it crashed,” he said.

( geotv)

There was no immediate word on casualties after the plane came down near the COD (Central Ordinance Depot) area of the Karachi airport. —File Photo

KARACHI: A privately-owned aircraft belonging to an oil company crashed Friday soon after taking off from Karachi with about 20 people on board, said a Civil Aviation Authority spokesman.

The plane came down near the COD (Central Ordinance Depot) area of the Karachi airport, bursting into flames DawnNews reported

Pervez George said the aircraft was carrying company employees to an oil field at Bhit Shah in the southern province of Sindh.

“It was a small plane and there were about 20 people on board. It was a privately-owned aircraft belonging to an oil company,” George told a local news channel.

“Soon after they left, they contacted the airport control tower and said there was a problem in one of the engines. The plane was directed to return and soon after it crashed,” he said. —Agencies

(dawn news)

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