UPDATE1: Final death toll in Pakistan plane crash rises to 97
All but two of the 99 people who were on the Pakistani passenger jet that crashed Friday in a residential area of the southern port city of
Three of the four suffered burn injuries to at least 30 percent of their bodies, according to the document, which said three children were among the deceased passengers.
Military spokesman Maj.
"The 25 affected houses have been cleared and their residents have been accommodated at various places," the spokesman said.
The two passengers who miraculously survived the crash have been identified as
Army troops were involved in the grisly operation of recovering bodies from the rubble of the damaged buildings and debris from the ill-fated aircraft.
Twenty-one bodies have been identified and handed over to their relatives. The rest are being identified through DNA tests, a spokesman for the airline said.
Most of the 91 passengers on board flight PK-8303 were travelling to
According to details of the crash that have emerged so far, the aircraft developed a fault of some kind during the first attempt by the pilot,
"The pilot reported that he was ready for landing. He was given clearance for landing by the control tower, but he went for a go-around,"
The reason Gul decided to go around rather than land would be established through an analysis of the plane's voice and flight-data recorders, he added.
The alarm, Hayat said, indicates that some mechanical, hydraulic or electrical failure occurred during the first attempt.
Gul reported an engine failure in his second landing attempt and indicated that he would have to go for a belly landing.
Moments before the crash, Gul issued a mayday distress call.
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