CCTV footage has emerged of the final few moments of a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft
The footage was taken from a security camera perched on top of a rooftop which had a clear view of the skyline as the stricken aircraft was seen descending on Friday.
During the final seconds of the flight, the aircraft can be seen traveling at a steep angle with its nose pointing upwards towards the sky.
Within an instant, the plane is no longer visible as it disappears behind buildings. Moments later, a huge fireball can be seen rising into the air, followed by plume of thick black smoke.
CCTV footage has emerged of the final few moments of a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft before it crashed into buildings in the city of Karachi
The plane could be seen descending quick with its nose pointing into the air as it struggled to maintain height
The aircraft then disappeared from view before it crashed into buildings in the city of Karachi
The smoke could be seen dominating the Karachi skyline in the moments after the crash
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Two passengers, miraculously, survived.
The plane, according to reports, was attempting to land for a second time after aborting the previous attempt in a routine maneuver known as a go-around.
According to Dailymail, In the final moments before the crash, recorded on a flight tracking website, one of the pilots can be heard telling air traffic control that they had lost both the engines, before sending the international distress message, ‘Mayday, Mayday, Mayday’.
Eyewitnesses said the plane first hit a mobile tower and crashed over houses in Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir just a short distance from the airport.
The wreckage and several buildings in the area caught fire.
Soldiers and volunteers collect dead bodies at the site of the crash
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by the plane crash. It’s believed 97 people lost their lives as a result of the crash
Volunteers carry an injured person at the site of a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan
Security personnel retrieve a body from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan,
A bulldozer works in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines crash today after the Airbus A320 smashed into a residential area of Karachi on Friday
This was the scene as emergency crews rushed to the scene of the plane crash in the Model Colony in Karachi