Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential area

A man looks on as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Islamabad on February 08, 2016. A Pakistan passenger plane with more than 100 people on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on May 22, 2020. PHOTO | FAROOQ NAEEM | AFP

What you need to know:

  • It comes just days after the country began allowing commercial flights to resume after planes were grounded during a lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Pakistan has a chequered military and civilian aviation safety record, with frequent plane and helicopter crashes over the years.

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