There are many casualties feared with the PIA plane crashing near a residential area in Karachi with around 98 people on board. Officials say the plane first hit a mobile tower and crashed over houses. PIA spokesperson Abdullah H Khan said the last they heard from the pilot was that he has some technical problems. The pilot was told that both the runways were ready where he can land, but the pilot decided that he wanted to do (a) go-round maneuver, during which the plane crashed. Officials say the plane was unable to open its wheels due to a technical fault prior to landing, but it was too early to determine the cause.