Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential area

Pakistan Airline's Plane with 107 on board crashed in a residential area near Karachi Airport before landing. Casualty details awaited.

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight en route from Lahore to Karachi has crashed near Karachi airport. The aircraft, with 107 people on board hit a residential district Friday afternoon.

The plane is reported to have crashed in the populated Model Colony area located on the outskirts of the city, approximately two kilometers from Jinnah International Airport.

A spokesman for PIA said the aircraft had 107 people on board, as quoted by Reuters. He explained there were 99 passengers and eight crew members.