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  • A PIA flight crashed near Karachi's Model Colony area on Friday. The flight PK-8303 was enroute from Lahore to Karachi.
  • The plane, A320 Airbus, was carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members and was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport

A team of the European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, will arrive in Karachi today (Monday) to investigate the recent aircraft crash in the city, which claimed 97 lives.

The team will visit the site at Model Colony area of the city as shifting of plane debris from the site has also been stopped. The Airbus management has also expressed profound grief over the PIA plane crash.

The Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday ordered an immediate inquiry into the plane crash incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that took flight from Lahore but went down near Karachi airport.

A PIA flight crashed near Karachi's Model Colony area on Friday. The flight PK-8303 was enroute from Lahore to Karachi. As per details, the plane, A320 Airbus, was carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members and was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport when it developed some technical fault.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Airline Pilots' Association (Palpa) has raised serious reservations over the ability of the Safety Investigation Board (SIB) for air crash investigation, demanding the involvement of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) for transparent inquiry.

Expressing deepest sorrow on the sad demise of passengers and crew members of flight PK-8303 and the residents of Jinnah Garden, Captain Narejo, general secretary Palpa said the loss of innocent lives has saddened the whole nation and demanded a proper investigation of the crash as per the international standards, involving esteemed bodies like ICAO and IFALPA.