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Pak plane crash: Pilot ignored warning about flight height from air traffic

The A320 Airbus was carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK 8303 when it crashed in a residential area near Karachi Airport

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Plumes of smoke can be seen rising form the site of the crash in Karachi. (Source: DAWN)

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The pilot of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that crashed recently in Karachi had ignored warnings from air traffic control about the plane height and speed as the aircraft approached for landing.

The A320 Airbus was carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK 8303 when it crashed in a residential area near Karachi Airport on Saturday, Geo News reported.

Of the 99 people aboard, 97 were killed and only two passengers survived.

According to a report from air traffic control, the flight left the Lahore airport at 1:05 pm (local time) and was scheduled to land

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First Published: May 25 2020 | 9:26 AM IST

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