Global aviation is facing a battle to survive, with most flights grounded since March due to travel restrictions to contain the pandemic. Airlines across Europe, including Lufthansa and Air France-KLM, have sought state rescues.
Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express shock and grief over the Kozhikode plane crash incident.
"The hull insurance of (the aircraft) AP-BLD 2274 is $19.7 million and the amount will go to the owner (of the plane) from whom the PIA acquired it on lease,” spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdullah H. Khan said.
Investigators found the plane's black box flight recorder two days after the crash. Pakistan's Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said a French-led investigation team would analyse the Airbus A320's recorders.
Faisal Edhi said that because of the aggression of the victims’ relatives and pressure from political figures, the morgue administration was forced to hand over the bodies to them.
Reports of her demise started circulating on social media on Friday night; Frieha Altaf was one of the first to share the tragic news on Twitter: However, Abid's brother, Daani was still waiting on an official update from the authorities then.
"I could hear screams from all directions. Kids and adults. All I could see was fire. I couldn't see any people - just hear their screams," he said. Rahman said his family was still in shock.
The report states that air traffic control issued a second warning to the pilot to lower the plane's altitude. However, the pilot responded again by stating that he was satisfied and would handle the situation, saying he was ready for landing.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to President Arif Alvi of Pakistan for the victims of the plane crash in Karachi.