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Pakistan passenger plane crashes near Karachi, 98 people on board

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A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighbourhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were at least two survivors from the plane, and it was unknown how many people on the ground were hurt, with at least five houses destroyed.

The pilot of Pakistani International Airlines Flight 8303 was heard transmitting a mayday to the tower shortly before the crash of the Airbus A320, which was flying from Lahore to Karachi.

Witnesses said the Airbus A320 appeared to attempt to land two or three times before crashing in the residential area near the airport.

Video from the scene shows black smoke billowing in the distance, crowds gathering near the scene as emergency vehicles attempt to get through the crowds.

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