KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan says the passenger plane that crashed near Karachi had 91 passengers and seven crew members on board, revising earlier statements from airport officials.
The airport in Lahore, where the Pakistan International Airlines flight originated on Friday, initially said there were 107 people on board.
A spokesman for Pakistan’s civil aviation authority attributed the discrepancy to confusion in the tense aftermath of the crash.
A passenger plane with 107 people on board crashed in a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the international airport near Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday after what appeared to be an engine failure during landing.
The aircraft arriving from the eastern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, said Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman Pakistan’s civil aviation authority.