Blackbox recovered from Pakistan plane crash site: Airline spokesperson

Blackbox recovered from Pakistan plane crash site: Airline spokesperson

People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area
People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

KARACHI: The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from site of a plane crash in Karachi, an airline spokesman said on Saturday (May 23).

"The black box had been found late yesterday, we are handing it over to the inquiry board," Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesman Abdullah Khan said, clarifying that both the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were found.

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A PIA Airbus jet with 99 people aboard crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon after twice trying to land at the airport.

The crash left 97 people dead.

Source: Reuters/aa

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