Last photos before the crash of a passenger plane in Pakistan

On Facebook were published the last moments before the crash of an Airbus A320 Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to a residential quarter near Karachi Airport in southern Pakistan on May 22.

In the pictures of the local spotter Khamza Omar, it can be seen that the two engines have black spots below, white smoke comes from them. This kind of damage can be present if the airliner slid along the runway without extended landing gear.

A special emergency turbine (ram air turbine) is also activated – a small fan on the belly. It extends automatically when the engines stop and act as a small wind farm to power critical aircraft systems.

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK8303 performed by Airbus A320 AP-BLD spotted by Hamza Omar after conducting a…

Опубликовано Plane Spotters Pakistan Пятница, 22 мая 2020 г.

The crashed A320 had AP-BLD registration and operated a PK8303 domestic flight from Lahore to Karachi. Onboard there were 91 passengers and eight crew members. The BBC reports two survivors.

On the Plane Spotters Pakistan page, it is reported that the crew made one landing attempt, but interrupted it due to problems with the chassis and went into the second round. Before the crash, the pilot announced the shutdown of two engines and gave the Mayday distress signal. The plane crashed about 1 km from the strip.

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