Airworthiness documents of the PIA Airbus A320 plane that crashed on Friday showed the plane last received a government check on November 1, 2019. PIA’s chief engineer signed a separate certificate April 28 saying all maintenance had been conducted. It said “the aircraft is fully airworthy and meets all the safety” standards.
Flight 8303 carrying around 107 people onboard crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood 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, while several residents were injured as the crash damaged many buildings.
The pilot of Pakistani International Airlines 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 appeared to try to land two or three times.