Pakistan plane 'jolted' thrice before crash: Survivor

Pakistan plane 'jolted' thrice before crash: Survivor

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The PIA plane was flying very "smoothly" but while attempting to land, it "jolted" thrice and then the pilot "adroitly lifted" the aircraft off the ground, only to crash moments later, recounts Muhammad Zubair, one of just two passengers who miraculously survived the fiery crash.Zubair was among 99 passengers on board the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A-320 aircraft that plunged into a densely populated residential area near the airport here on Friday, killing 97 people, including nine children.Flight PK-8303 from Lahore crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir on Friday afternoon, minutes before its landing in Karachi 's Jinnah International Airport .

When it was reaching Jinnah International Airport, the pilot announced that 'we are landing, fasten your seat belts'.

We fastened seat belts.

Then I don't know what happened, that the pilot adroitly lifted the plane off the ground," Zubair, who is being treated for burns in a hospital in Karachi, said.

"The next moment there was a hard crash and I lost consciousness," said Zubair, adding that when he woke up there was 'smoke everywhere'.The hospital administration said that Zubair faced minor injuries and is currently under treatment at the burns ward.The only other survivor of the crash was Bank of Punjab Chief Executive Officer Zafar Masud.He spoke to his mother on the phone and informed her about his health.Masud sustained fractures to his hip and collar bones, the Darul Sehat Hospital's administration said, adding that there were no burn marks on his body, but only scratches.According to the hospital administration, Masud's CT scan has been done and his condition is out of danger.In Video: On cam: Pak plane crashes in residential area in Karachi

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