Of the 99 people in the plane, 97 were killed, while two passengers survived. The aircraft took off at 1.05 pm and was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport Karachi at 2.30 pm. But before landing, the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet above the ground in Makkali area, while the aircraft was to be flying at a height of 7000 feet.
ATC had at this time warned the pilot to reduce the height of the aircraft. But instead of reducing the height of the aircraft, the pilot said that he is satisfied with it.
Ignored the warning
When the aircraft was just 10 nautical miles from Karachi Airport, ATC issued another warning about the aircraft’s altitude. But this time also the pilot said that he is satisfied and will handle the situation, he said that he is ready for landing.
According to the initial report prepared by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, the aircraft engine hit the ground three times during the first attempt to land on the runway. This caused friction in the plane and spark. The PM had expressed the sadness that this plane was going from Lahore to Karachi and crashed in Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir. A number of houses caught fire as the plane fell. After which huge smoke was seen.
On this accident, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said, I am shocked to hear about the accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over this accident and paid tribute to those who died.