These tragic images are said to show the last tragic moments of the doomed plane that crashed in a residential area of Pakistan.
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) jet was last in the vicinity of Karachi Airport when it landed near Model Colony and disappeared from the radar.
Footage reportedly shows the plane losing altitude and bumping into houses about 4 km from the airport.
The clip was shared by Aniqa Nisar, a journalist from Pakistan, who said the plane was just one minute away from a safe runway.
It is tragic that the pilot’s words were recorded by air traffic control because he made a technical mistake.
He said, “We’re going to move right on. We lost the engine.
“Sir Mayday Mayday Mayday PK8303.”
The control room reported that the runway was “landing-free” – but the plane failed to make it to the airport and crashed in a nearby residential area.
The tragedy landed in the densely populated neighborhood, causing masses of devastation – with shocking footage of the burning debris scene on the street as rescuers search for bodies and any survivors.
A total of 107 people were on board the Airbus A320 – including 99 passengers and eight crew members.
At least two people would have survived, and at least one relieved family revealed that a loved one who was a passenger on the Airbus A320 contacted them in the aftermath to confirm that he was still alive.
A five-year-old’s body was recovered from the rubble, as more than 40 people, including a dust-covered baby and other young children, were rescued from the site, local media reported.
Neighbors and rescue workers were spotted with the site’s young children as local mothers tried desperately to find their children amid the chaos.
Flight PK8303 was on a domestic journey from the eastern city of Lahore to the southern city of Karachi when it called an emergency.
The state-run PIA and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that 99 passengers and eight crew members were on board the 15-year-old plane, which was recently inspected by government officials in November last year.
The aircraft’s black box, which contains cockpit audio recordings and technical flight data, has been restored by researchers.
Survivors’ hopes were raised when a woman tweeted that a family member had survived.
Zainab Imam, a communications manager at the Washington-based International Center for Journalists, wrote on Twitter: “A close relative was on the flight from Lahore who crashed. There are survivors – he is one.
“Thank you for everyone’s good wishes. We hope our good news gives others hope. We pray that there are other survivors who have been just as lucky as him.”
The crash occurred around 2:30 PM local time on Friday before the start of Eid, the festival marking the end of Ramadan Lent this weekend.
After Indonesia, Pakistan has the largest number of Muslims in the world.