Officials involved in the rescue operation reported that 97 bodies have been recovered and that two passengers have survived the accident. By. Viber. Email. Pinterest. On 22 May, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) 15.8-year-old Airbus A320 (registered AP-BLD) operated domestic flight PK8303 between Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan. Bart Noëth-22 May 2020. Twitter. Linkedin. WhatsApp. There were 91 passengers and eight crew onboard the A320, 97 of which lost their lives while two passengers survived with injuries. Email. Facebook. Facebook. Alan Levin 29 May, 2020 9:30 am IST. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 crash that killed 98 people has been blamed on pilot error, according to a preliminary report. Crashed PIA A-320 had grazed Karachi airport runway at 200 mph without landing gear After abrupt descent that unnerved air-traffic controllers, crew of PIA jet briefly put it on runway with wheels still up, grinding along on its two engines. The PIA Airbus A320 crashed near Karachi Airport, Pakistan on May 22 while operating a domestic service as flight 8303 from Lahore. 3. Twitter. The flight was operated by a plane with the registration code AP-BLD, which is a 16 year old aircraft that was delivered in 2004. Apparently, the pilots were chatting about COVID-19 instead of paying attention to their duties and many other errors. The airline stated there were 91 passengers on board and 8 crew members. ReddIt . Linkedin. The flight departed Lahore at 13:05 … WhatsApp. The plane joined PIA’s fleet in 2014, after operating for China Eastern for roughly a decade. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 crashes near Karachi, Pakistan – 97 fatalities. Preliminary Report Lays Heavy Blame On PIA Pilots . Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303, an Airbus A320, crashed on approach to Karachi-Jinnah International Airport (KHI), Pakistan. A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has crashed today. 15798.