We deeply regret to announce that a PIA flight PK 8303 from Lahore to Karachi (Aircraft Airbus A-320) registration (AP-BLD) crashed near Karachi Airport at 14.39 hrs PST today, 22nd May 2020. No further details of the accident are available at the moment. 91 passengers, 8 crew members were on board.
Details are still coming about the unfortunate and sad incident. PIA is doing everything possible to assist authorities at this time
As per international aviation requirement, an Emergency Response Center has been established at PIA Headquarters Karachi from where senior PIA management is monitoring the situation since the incident took place.
Rescue efforts are under way and we are also ascertaining the extent of damage to life of those on board the aircraft. PIA is doing everything possible to help the families of passengers and crew members for first hand information regarding the incident and damage.
The crash site is near Karachi Airport.
PIA's emergency response center can be accessed at the following phone numbers for updates:
0092-21-99043833, 99242284 and 0092-21-990443766