Footage has emerged of the final few moments of a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft before it crashed into buildings in the city of Karachi.
The footage was taken from a security camera perched on top of a rooftop which had a clear view of the skyline as the stricken aircraft was seen descending on Friday.
During the final seconds of the flight, the aircraft can be seen traveling at a steep angle with its nose pointing upwards towards the sky.
Within an instant, the plane is no longer visible as it disappears behind buildings. Moments later, a huge fireball can be seen rising into the air, followed by plume of thick black smoke.
Two passengers, miraculously, survived.
The plane, according to reports, was attempting to land for a second time after aborting the previous attempt in a routine maneuver known as a go-around.
In the final moments before the crash, recorded on a flight tracking website, one of the pilots can be heard telling air traffic control that they had lost both the engines, before sending the international distress message, ‘Mayday, Mayday, Mayday’.
Eyewitnesses said the plane first hit a mobile tower and crashed over houses in Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir just a short distance from the airport.
The wreckage and several buildings in the area caught fire.
Source: Daily Mail UK