Man killed in Pakistan plane crash was going home after two months in lockdown

Man killed in Pakistan plane crash was going home after two months in lockdown

A university pupil was travelling home after two months in lockdown when he died in yesterday's plane crash in Pakistan. Ammar Rashid, 20, was one of 97 people to die in the disaster after their Airbus A320 came down in a residential area of Karachi. Tributes have flooded in for the mechanical engineering student, with pals describing him as 'very positive' and 'full of life'. Some 97 bodies have been recovered from the crash site, with Ammar reportedly identified as one of the dead. Just before his flight he told his friends he was flying from Allama Iqbal International Airport, in Lahore, to Karachi after two months under the coronavirus lockdown. Ammar wrote on Facebook: "After 2 months of lockddown, going back Karachi #Allah_Tera_Shukar." Friends posted their condolences on his Facebook page after the crash, with some sharing memories of him. Syed Ahmed Umer said: "We used to play badminton in Uni. He is my junior. He is full of life and a very positive guy." Aman Ullah wrote: "I'm very sad. He was my class fellow in APS Fort Road." Hafiz Muneeb Akhtar added: "My first cousin Amma Rashid has left this world. "He is no more with us. Kindly pray for the departed soul and his family." Two passengers are said to have survived yesterday's horror smash, Tribune reports. Survivor Muhammad Zubair said the plane had attempted to land at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport before crashing between 10 and 15 minutes later. He said the aircraft was flying smoothly ...
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