Pakistan Airways Airbus A320 crashes into residential areas of Karachi

Pakistan Airways Airbus A320 crashes into residential areas of Karachi

An Airbus A320 passenger plane owned by Pakistan Airlines crashed at Karachi Airport before boarding. The causes of the disaster are not known, Pakistani media reported.


According to preliminary information, 107 people were on board the aircraft, including 8 crew members. The plane crashed into the residential buildings of the city just before landing. No casualties have yet been reported in the city. Military units, police units, fire and rescue services were sent to the scene.

The plane, flying from the city of Lahore to Karachi, crashed a few minutes before landing. The crash occurred in a populated area, as a result a number of houses were damaged. No local casualties reported yet

- said in a statement


Later, the representative of Pakistan International Airlines, Abdul Sattar, confirmed the crash of an aircraft near Karachi Airport. According to him, the Airbus A-320 "carried 90 people." At the moment, the causes of the crash are not known, there are no official reports on the number of deaths on board the aircraft, as well as on the ground.
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  1. Zaurbek 22 May 2020 14: 39 New
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    Do airplanes have 2 hours of fuel before landing?
    1. parkello 22 May 2020 14: 54 New
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      persists of course .. suddenly you still have to circle over the city or go to the alternate aerodrome? given that .naturally enough fuel should be enough.
    2. Antokha 22 May 2020 15: 08 New
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      2 hours is probably a bit much. 45 minutes. And for each flight, an alternate aerodrome is chosen, on which the aircraft should fly, in which case, from the point of the main aerodrome.
      My friend, a former pilot, told me that modern aircraft fly only with automatic traction. This means that the engines are controlled by a computer. It picks up speed, no matter what the pilot does with other systems, such as flaps, landing gear, etc. But if you turn off this machine, and sometimes it happens by accident, the pilot must choose the thrust himself. And this turns out to be an impossible task for modern "flying bus drivers" - they do not train for it, expensive. Moreover, they may not notice that the machine has turned off. As a result, a shortage of traction and a fall.
      The Koreans flunked 777 while landing in San Francisco (there is a video) in ideal conditions with a team with a pilot examiner who took the exam for the commander of the co-pilot. No one was able to understand what happened, nor set the momentum correctly. The plane crashed without reaching a few hundred meters to the strip. Only 3 people died there, very lucky. But the trend is obvious - they are no longer taught to fly, and not only here, but everywhere.
      1. Burbulator 22 May 2020 15: 48 New
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        Wow!
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich 22 May 2020 21: 11 New
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          Why wow? You remember your childhood .. As a rule, there was a man in the ship’s commander, for forty years .. And now, for a maximum of 20. Where did he get the raid and of course, experience?
      2. Zaurbek 22 May 2020 16: 05 New
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        And a lot of evidence ... the machine saves fuel. But man is not.
        1. Grandfather 22 May 2020 16: 46 New
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          although Pakistan was not listed as a “friend,” but sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims. This is a tragedy.
        2. SSR
          SSR 23 May 2020 05: 46 New
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          Quote: Zaurbek
          And a lot of evidence ... the machine saves fuel. But man is not.

          And anyway. Our world is going to this. How many in the Tu-154 and how many in a bus.
          All this shnyaga with UAVs will let you know more than once.
          Soon, instead of the “human” factor, there will be a system or a bad battery.
      3. DNkroz 23 May 2020 00: 57 New
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        Modern systems and methods for training pilots can significantly reduce the total number of air crashes. But, as soon as these systems fail, or the operators (and they are no longer pilots) make a mistake, a disaster occurs. Having created a situation from which even the IL-2 pilot could get out, they are lost, not understanding what is happening. But, statistically, this is justified. Accidents on the number of flights are now much less. According to my subjective feelings, 90% of air crashes are a human factor. 20 percent of them are for technicians and dispatchers, the rest is the mistake of the pilots. But this, I repeat, is justified. Although people feel sorry.
  2. 210ox 22 May 2020 14: 41 New
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    Condolences to the near and dear ones. Unfortunately this happens all over the world.
  3. svp67 22 May 2020 14: 45 New
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    A nightmare ... Condolences to the families and friends of all the victims and the people of Pakistan.
    1. bondrostov 22 May 2020 15: 05 New
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      I hope that at least there are no victims on earth.
      1. svp67 22 May 2020 16: 11 New
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        Quote: bondrostov
        I hope that at least there are no victims on earth.

        I would like to, but hard to believe. I’m afraid that there may be more deaths in that “Shanghai” than in an airplane
  4. Undecim 22 May 2020 15: 15 New
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    The plane performed three approaches in succession and crashed on the fourth. At the same time, the pilot reported problems with one of the engines.
    All those on board died, previously 107 people. How many died on earth is still unknown, but judging by the photographs, the dead will be.
    1. Undecim 22 May 2020 15: 16 New
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      One more photo.
      1. Undecim 22 May 2020 15: 17 New
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        The picture is gloomy. Sorry for the people.
      2. Burbulator 22 May 2020 15: 50 New
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        ... and with one engine not pulled ?!
        stunned.
        1. dzvero 22 May 2020 16: 08 New
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          Forumavia ru writes that both engines failed; refer to negotiations with the dispatcher.
  5. Peace be upon the Lord (Allah) of their souls.
  6. Freedim 22 May 2020 15: 35 New
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    World trend .. First, build an airport on the outskirts, and then build up housing around it. Karachi is another anthill, so there should be decent casualties. With horror samotryu, as the Yekaterinburg “Koltsovo” is overgrown with new buildings .. What officials think is incomprehensible .. Probably more about money than about people.
    1. Grandfather 22 May 2020 16: 50 New
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      Quote: FreeDIM
      With horror samotryu, as the Yekaterinburg "Koltsovo" overgrown with new buildings ..

      it's definitely land ..
    2. ycuce234-san 23 May 2020 09: 34 New
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      With horror samotryu, as the Yekaterinburg "Koltsovo" overgrown with new buildings

      It is more logical to encourage on such lands to build retail space for goods not of prime necessity and luxury, luxury car dealerships and parking lots, bus stations, banks - and the land is built up with profitable real estate and there are no crowds of people. And living in the constant noise of the airport is undesirable.
  7. NF68 22 May 2020 16: 13 New
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    Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.
    1. Grandfather 22 May 2020 16: 51 New
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      Quote: NF68
      Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

      Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request
      1. NF68 22 May 2020 16: 52 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: NF68
        Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

        Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request


        For myself, I can say that I was sorry for all those who fell into such situations.
        .
        1. Grandfather 22 May 2020 16: 53 New
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          Quote: NF68
          Quote: Dead Day
          Quote: NF68
          Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

          Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request


          For myself, I can say that I was sorry for all those who fell into such situations.
          .

          not only sorry for the finished ghouls. hi
          1. NF68 22 May 2020 16: 54 New
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            Quote: Dead Day
            Quote: NF68
            Quote: Dead Day
            Quote: NF68
            Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

            Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request


            For myself, I can say that I was sorry for all those who fell into such situations.
            .

            not only sorry for the finished ghouls. hi


            That's for sure. Those are a VERY EVEN special kind of homo sapiens.
            1. Grandfather 22 May 2020 16: 55 New
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              Quote: NF68
              Quote: Dead Day
              Quote: NF68
              Quote: Dead Day
              Quote: NF68
              Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

              Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request


              For myself, I can say that I was sorry for all those who fell into such situations.
              .

              not only sorry for the finished ghouls. hi


              That's for sure. Those are a VERY EVEN special kind of homo sapiens.

              it's not homo, and certainly not sapiens.
              1. NF68 22 May 2020 16: 56 New
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                Quote: Dead Day
                Quote: NF68
                Quote: Dead Day
                Quote: NF68
                Quote: Dead Day
                Quote: NF68
                Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

                Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request


                For myself, I can say that I was sorry for all those who fell into such situations.
                .

                not only sorry for the finished ghouls. hi


                That's for sure. Those are a VERY EVEN special kind of homo sapiens.

                it's not homo, and certainly not sapiens.


                Chernobyl greatly influenced them. Or weed from those lands.
      2. Pug
        Pug 22 May 2020 16: 54 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: NF68
        Damn him, with iron. I feel sorry for people.

        Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ... request

        Well, I express my condolences .. May Allah accept them, as it should in paradise .. hi
        The main thing is that the Indians should not be blamed ...
      3. Linxs 22 May 2020 19: 50 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        Yes, no one expressed condolences to the Boeing ...

        And where is the Boeing, if the plane is Airbus?
        Are you reading a diagonal article?
        Airbus A320 is a family of narrow-body aircraft for short and medium-haul airlines developed by the European Airbus SAS consortium. Launched in 1988, it became the first mass passenger aircraft to use an electronic remote control system.
        1. Dagger 23 May 2020 19: 58 New
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          The grandfather most likely had in mind the Boeing that crashed in Iran.
  8. alone 22 May 2020 19: 27 New
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    It’s very scary to look at such accidents .. Brotherly Pakistan, accept my condolences soldier