Pakistani Supermodel Zara Abid is believed to be one of the victims on the crashed aircraft. Her friend claimed that she is among the survivors.
Pakistan International Airline aircraft PK-8303 crashed today around 2:37 pm in a residential area near Jinnah International airport. Almost 90 passengers and 8 crew members were on board in a doomed aircraft.
Edhi rescuers have transferred 42 to 43 dead bodies to the hospitals while they rescued the five injured persons. One of the survivors includes the President of Bank of Punjab Zafar Masood who fell over the vehicle after the aircraft crashed in the residential area. Another man named Muhammad Zubair also survived the crash.
35 dead bodies were shifted to Jinnah Hospital.
Model Zara Abid shared the Instagram post before her flight.
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Civil Aviation Authority confirmed the aircraft of PIA was crashed in Model Colony. The plane crashed 60 seconds before landing. The Pilot of the aircraft PK-83030 confirmed that both the engines were not working. He tried to land the aircraft but he was unsuccessful. He tried again that’s when aircraft crashed.
CEO PIA Arshad Malik said that it took two to three days to clear the rescue operations. There is no technical fault in the plane, Arshad Malik reported.
Different media has reported that model Zara Abid has survived but her family members are in search of her.
Model Zara Abid has survived too, her friend confirmed. #PIAPlanCrash
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