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Dramatic footage shows a man being towed being dragged from the wreckage of a plane crashing into a crowded Pakistan district.

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with about 100 people dropped into a residential area of ​​& # 39; Karachi city on Friday. So far, 97 bodies have been recovered, but at least two people survived, including President Bank of Punjab Zafar Masood, who was dragged off the smoky Airbus A320.

Talk to officials after the crash, and he said, & # 39; Thank you very much. God has been merciful. & # 39; The other known survivor is named as Muhammad Zubair, who recalls kicking the plane violently and warning the pilot that the landing & # 39; difficult & # 39; could be.

Witnesses said the driver was unsuccessful in attempting to land before they hit Karachi Model Colony district, causing 18 homes to be destroyed or severely damaged. Pakistan Civil Aviation Administration said the flight from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport carried 91 passengers and seven crew members.

Meeran Yousaf, the spokesman for & # 39; provincial department of & # 39; e health, said that only 19 of & # 39; bodies out of & # 39; Friday's crash has been identified and most bodies were badly burned. In a telephone interview from his hospital bed, Zubair said flight PK8308 had departed from Lahore at 1 p.m.

It was a smooth, uneventful flight until it began its descent at Karachi shortly before 3 p.m. The mechanical engineer said the plane smelled & # 39; great once, then again & # 39; before the pilot warned that the aircraft was experiencing engine problems.

That was the last thing he remembered until he woke up in a scene of chaos. He added: 'I saw so much smoke and fire. I heard people screaming, children screaming. & # 39;

It is thought that only two people survived the accident in the Model Colony district of Karachi
The accident has damaged or seriously damaged 18 homes

He crawled his way out of & # 39; smoke and debris, and eventually became & # 39; e ground and ran into an ambulance. A recording was created of & # 39; pilot that & # 39; t a last call of & # 39; on Monday, before crashing, after being told that air traffic control had stopped both of his engines from working.

Images of the aircraft when it crashed into a busy neighborhood showed that the landing gear was still up, with black burn marks under each engine.

There have been 119 incidents and accidents on Airbus A320 aircraft, which were first launched in 1987.

The first accident happened in 1988 when Air France Flight 298 crashed into trees outside the runway at takeoff.

It is thought that 18 of the accidents were fatal, leading to the loss of 1,400 lives.

Pakistan International Airlines chairman Arshad Malik said the aircraft was in good working order but would hold an independent survey.

Officers attempt to rescue the wreck of smoldering Airbus A320 (Photo: EPA)
People carry the boxes of man and woman who were killed in a plane crash (Photo: Reuters)

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Documents show that the aircraft received a government security check on November 1 last year and the airline's chief engineer on April 28 signed another certificate confirming that all maintenance had been performed.

Pakistan had only resumed domestic flights earlier this week prior to Eid-al Fitr, marking the end of Holy month of Ramadan.

Science Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said many of the & # 39; passengers on board & # 39; On the flight were families who came home after the holidays.

Between the coronavirus pandemic and the plane crash this year, a & # 39; catastrophe & # 39; West.

He added: & # 39; What is most poignant and sad is that close families have died, close families who did not travel together for the Eid holidays. & # 39;

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