Ukraine's Embassy in Pakistan checking if Ukrainians among plane crash victims.

The plane with 99 passengers and crew members crashed on May 22.

The crash site / REUTERS

The crash site / REUTERS

Ukraine's Embassy in Pakistan is checking if there are Ukrainian citizens among the victims of a plane crash in in the city of Karachi on Friday.

"Our embassy in Pakistan is checking if Ukrainian citizens were on board the crashed airliner," Director of the Consular Service Department of Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Serhiy Pohoreltsev told UNIAN in a comment.

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As was reported, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 99 passengers and crew crashed into a residential area of the city of Karachi on Friday, with many feared dead, Reuters said.

The jet, which tracking website FlightRadar24.com identified as a 15-year-old Airbus A320, was flying from the eastern city of Lahore to Karachi in the south just as Pakistan was resuming domestic flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

One senior civil aviation official told Reuters it appeared the plane was unable to open its wheels due to a technical fault prior to landing, but it was to early to determine the cause.

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