May 23, 2020 / 11:36 AM / 2 months ago

PIA spokesman says blackbox recovered from Karachi plane crash site

Firefighters douse the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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

“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.

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.

Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan and Asif Shahzad; Writing by Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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