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Meet Zubair: Pakistan’s Lucky Plane Crash Survivor

One of the lucky survivors of Friday’s PIA plane crash in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Still in hospital with bruises only, Zubair describes details , saying all he could see “was fire”.

Passenger Muhammad Zubair was one of at least two passengers who survived after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 came down in a residential area.

PIA Flight number PK8303, an Airbus A320 carrying 100 passengers attempted to land at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport at about 14:30 local time (09:30 GMT) when it came down.

Zubair the lucky survivor says plane tried to crash land once before but could not – The plane crashed minutes later

I was coming to Karachi for Eid holidays and the flight left the airport at 1[pm] from Lahore, it was flying fine then. When the pilot announced that we are landing in Karachi and he took the plane a bit down two or three shocks were felt,”

Zubair PIA Flight #8303 crash survivor

“No-one was aware that the plane was about to crash; they were flying the plane in a smooth manner,” he said.

His details about the incident are unimaginable pain and agony He lost consciousness following the crash.

 “I could hear screams from all directions. Kids and adults. All I could see was fire. I couldn’t see any people – just hear their screams”.

“I opened my seatbelt and saw some light – I went towards the light. I had to jump down about 10ft (3m) to get to safety,” he added.

Here is the CCTV Footage of PIA Plane Crash in Karachi.

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