Pakistani Plane Crashes: All 152 On Board Are Dead
A Pakistani passenger plane with 152 people aboard crashed in the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, Wednesday morning. No one survived.
Pervez George, a spokesman for the country’s civil aviation authority, said the plane was headed to Islamabad from the sea port city of Karachi when it crashed in a hillside while trying to land.
Initially there were reports of survivors, but Pakistani Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira later on said the initial information from the scene was incorrect, and said no one survived the crash. The plance, an Airbus A321, was carrying 146 passengers and six crew members.
Officials have not yet confirmed if weather played a factor in the crash. Pakistan is in the midst of the annual monsoon season, with rain sweeping across the subcontinent from June until September.
Taheel Ahmed, a spokesman for the Airblue airline said, “The aircraft was absolutely airworthy. There was nothing technically wrong.”Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.