An Airbus plane with 99 on board crashed into a residential area of the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday while on approach to the airport, with at least one passenger surviving but many others feared dead, officials said.
Pakistan International Airlines, haemorrhaging money and losing market share, has been hit by management turmoil in recent years and a 2016 plane crash that led to 47 deaths.
Pakistani authorities have seized heroin worth an estimated $1.6mn hidden on board a Saudi Arabia-bound aircraft operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a customs official said on Thursday.
Staff of national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) sacrificed a black goat to cast away evil on an ATR-42 plane before it was returned to service, according to newspaper reports on Monday.
At least 40 people died when a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday and witnesses at the site of the flaming wreckage said there were unlikely to be any survivors.