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. See video below;