Witness, Abdul Wali Bughio, wrote on Twitter: “PIA plane crash on Residential Area of Kaziamabad-Model Colony just opposite of Karachi Airport. Initial news says 91 passengers were boarding in the plane.”
Fakhr-e-Alam added: “Fire trucks are at the sight. Rescue operations are underway for PIA Airbus A320 crash site in Karachi. It is a congested urban area.
“This has been a terrible year all around. The wreckage and homes remain on fire with jet fuel.”
There have been no confirmed fatalities.