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Pakistani airliner crashes with more than 100 people on board

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The Pakistan International Airlines, flight PK8303, which crashed today in Karachi, was an Airbus A320.

Pakistan’s Army sent helicopters to assess damage and rescue efforts while urban search and rescue teams are being deployed on the ground, Pakistan’s military tweeted Friday.

Rescue workers and onlookers gather near the site of the crash in a residential neighborhood in Karachi.
Rescue workers and onlookers gather near the site of the crash in a residential neighborhood in Karachi. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

The Airbus A320 is known as a work horse, says CNN’s transport analyst Mary Schiavo, who added that Pakistan has been plagued with several plane crashes in the past.

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