A Pakistan Army Aviation Corps Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i Aircraft crashed into a residential area near the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi killing all five crew members on board and at least 13 people on the ground.
A shocking video of the plane crashing down on the residential area in the middle of the night has surfaced on social media.
The video shows the plane swooping down in the middle of a dark night and bursting into a ball of flame, destroying several houses it crashed into.
Plane falls, captured in perfect timing,
How? Exact time? With a video opened? And a blast took place after crash. I’m not getting this whole thing.
Looks like it was filmed for news.
May Allah bless all souls who died & bless injured with speedy recovery. Ameen
— ارم احمد خان (@IramAKhanPK) July 29, 2019
Locals have uploaded pictures and videos of the burning houses on social media.
BREAKING : A small aircraft which took off from #Islamabad international airport, #Pakistan has crashed in a housing society in the city of #Rawalpindi, 4 people died, 3-4 houses are completely damaged due to a #planecrash in #Rawalpindi.
— FatiMa Butt (@FatiMaButt_17) July 29, 2019
The aircraft – belonging to Pakistan Army Aviation – was on a routine training flight when it crashed in a ‘built-up’ area near Mora Kalu, the military’s media wing, the ISPR, said
The fuel tank of the aircraft exploded soon after the impact in the Kantrali village of Mora Kalu, setting off a fire that damaged five houses and reduced two shanties to ashes, according to witnesses.
Official sources said the aircraft took off from Army Aviation Base Qasim at 2am on Tuesday. And according to witnesses the plane circled over the area at a dangerously low altitude shortly before it came down.