Hero Cop Searched Plane Crash Debris Until He Collapsed

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

This police officer has been hailed as a hero after he dug through the debris to try to find survivors of the Pakistani plane crash until he collapsed from suffocation.

The police officer is said to have been one of the first responders to the scene when Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 crashed into a residential neighbourhood of the city of Karachi in the Sindh province of Pakistan with 99 people on board.

Twitter user ‘Farhan Khan’, whose bio on the platform says he is an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Pakistan, posted two pictures of the officer with the caption: “Unsung hero of Sindh Police. He reached PIA crash site as first responder and took part in the search and rescue operations for hours until he collapsed due to suffocation.


“Currently he is being treated at Model Medical Center. #planecrash.”

One of the images seemingly shows the unnamed officer being treated on a hospital bed with an oxygen mask and reports state he is believed to have collapsed from inhaling too much carbon dioxide.

Netizens were quick to praise the officer with ‘Maheen Wahab’ writing: “Thank you to this brave man. May he recover soon.”

And ‘Umar Bin Riaz (PMS)’ said: “Salute to this superman of Pakistan.”


The tragic plane crash saw only two passengers survive with at least 97 deaths confirmed.

The cause of the crash is under investigation but the pilot had reported a technical fault after one failed landing attempt, according to local media. He then issued a mayday call as the Airbus A320 was coming down.

The flight had taken off from the Pakistani city of Lahore with 91 passengers and eight crew members on board.

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