Transcript for Plane crashes in Pakistan, at least 91 aboard
times before crashing in a residential area near the airport. The plane was carrying more than 90 passengers, at least seven crew members on board as well. Maggie Rulli joins us with the latest. Reporter: Good morning. We're still waiting to hear if there were any survivors from the crash but the images on the ground are absolutely horrifying. As you said, there are more than 98 people on board that Pakistan international airlines flight. We know it was traveling from lahore to karachi when witnesses say they saw it try to land two or three times before crashing into a residential area. We are told the pilot reported technical issues to the control tower and both runways were open before the plane crashed. It went down in that residential area by the airport. It's a very populated area. Also known as being a poor and congested area as well. It's too early to tell how many were home at the time but a military official tells ABC news right now their teams are on the ground looking for any bodies or survivors from the plane crash or from the homes in that area. Also important to remember that right now in Pakistan, it's beginning to be the end of Ramadan, a time where people come together as families may have been flying home to see their families or out shopping trying to get food for a celebration dinner so it is tragic something like this happened at a time that was supposed to be a celebration. Maggie, thank you so much. Let's bring in colonel Steve ganyard joining us by phone. Colonel ganyard what, stands out to you? I know you have your ear to the ground about details coming in about the crash. Amy, I think the thing that's interesting it was a perfectly clear day and the pilot, as Maggie noted, the pilot did attempt to land at least once and have data that shows it got to 300 feet above the ground and aborted and crashed on the second attempt to land. Strange. Beautiful clear day but points to a mechanical failure whether than weather-related problems. Speaking to that, what can you tell us about the plane? It is an airbus a320. Historically had there been any problems with this type of plane? No, it is a great airplane. It's one of the most widely flown airplanes around the world. Pia is the national airline of Pakistan. It has a spotty record in terms of safety, but the a320 is a great airplane so very, very strange and I think investigators will be looking at some sort of mechanical problem that was contributing to the crash. But a tragic, tragic development, indeed. Colonel Steve ganyard, thank you for joining us. We appreciate it.
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