Plane crashes in Karachi’s Baldia Town; both pilots killed


KARACHI: Both pilots were killed and several people were injured when a small plane crashed in Karachi’s Baldia Town. The crash took place in Baldia Town’s Yousuf Goth neighbourhood injuring several on ground. Witnesses said the plane had exploded mid-air and the rubble from the crash was spread far and wide. Three buses were alight as a result and a number of nearby buildings suffered structural damage. Rescue teams and fire tenders had reached the site of the crash which took place near a bus terminal in the area.

The plane called Mairaj was used for training purposes by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the crash reportedly took place due to a technical failure.

A PAF spokesman confirmed that both pilots flying the training jet had died in the crash.