Pakistani airliner crashes in Karachi

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A Pakistan International Airlines flight has crashed in Karachi, the airline’s spokesperson, Abdullah Khan, told CNN Friday. 

Pakistan’s Aviation Ministry says the flight had 99 passengers and eight crew members.

Khan told CNN the flight took off from Lahore and was due to land at 2:30 p.m. local time (5.30 a.m. ET) in Karachi but had gone missing from the radar. 

An emergency response protocol has been activated.

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