Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Passenger plane crashes in Islamabad; 152 killed

Passenger plane crashes in Islamabad; 152 feared killed

A passenger plane, with about 152 passengers onboard, crashed into Margalla Hills in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. All the 152 passengers and crew staff were perished, police sources said. However, there are also some reports that five people were saved.

The private airlines flight traveling from Turkey to Islamabad via Karachi, lost contact with the control tower of Islamabad airport, a private TV reported. Police and rescue teams have been dispatched to the site of crash. The plane crashed behind the mountainous range of Margalla Hills, near the Damanekoh resort.

Fire is visible from the picnic spot of DamaneKoh and rescue teams are trying to reach the site. Eyewitnesses have seen the aircraft taking a very low flight. It was a private aircraft coming from Karachi to Islamabad, local media reported. It is raining in Islamabad and dense fog might have caused the incident, a source in the Rescue-1122 emergency services told media on phone.

Many flights have been grounded due to bad weather in eastern city of Lahore. The well guarded hills surrounds northeast of the capital city. Some parts of it are fitted with anti-aircraft guns and many troop checkpoints are located on the hills.


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