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Confirmed: No Survivors Among 127 Pax in Pakistan Crash

The flight data recorder has been located, NBC’s Fakhar Rehman reported from Islamabad, and the so-called or "black box" was expected to reveal why the plane went down. But the apparent cause was that pilots were flying low under heavy clouds and hit high-tension wires as they approached Benazir Bhutto International Airport, he said. ( More...

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Just out of curiosity, is one not able to see if something is already posted, before posting???
Dubslow 1
I posted this because it's no longer speculation, and it's also the first mention I saw of blackbox/wires.
skylloyd 0
Me thinks that the posters don't look at FA to see if a item/event has already been posted..just sayin'...
charles lucke 1
to all of the families and friends affected our condolences are offered....
Other sources are saying it was a 737-200.
Tom Kearney 1
Director general of the Meteorological department Arif Mehmood said the civil aviation authority had been twice warned about adverse weather conditions over Islamabad air space Friday, Geo New reported.

"The first warning was issued at 3:00 p.m. which cited major aviation hazards; the second warning was issued prior to 6:00 p.m.," he said.

Both warnings stated that the wind pressure was extremely high, Mehmood said adding that the Bhoja Airlines plane, which crashed, should have never been given permission to land.

"The plane should have been directed to land at the alternate airport, which is the Allama Iqbal Airport in Lahore," he said.

Director General of civil aviation authority (CAA) Nadeem Yousafzai later said the investigation into the plane crash could take anywhere from three months to one year.
dinesh kumar 1
what concerns me the most is that the plane was actually too old to fly....
I didn't see that in the article.
ibpilot72 1
A 32 year old plane is NOT old if it is properly maintained. There are plenty of "old" planes flying still in the US without problems!
sparkie624 1
Another version of it at:
KauaiGolfer 1
I don't believe that scud running report for a second. Sounds more like wind shear to me.
There was shear, the sound of airplane shearing light poles...

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Falconus 8
127 people just died. They had husbands, wives, children, parents, friends, neighbors, and loved ones, who are all grieving. Then, on the other hand, there's you, who thinks it's cool to stereotype them all as terrorists just because you can. Glad that you have a good sense of the scope of things.
alan hamill 8
Phil rudd are you kidding me, many people died , have you no respect at all and that,s like saying if god forbid a southwest plane came down you would say "you get what you pay for" your sick and shame on you!!
Muneeb Hyder 8
Phil Rudd you are a sick man, I think I have seen a disturbing comment from you on nearly every article.What makes you think terrorism is located solely in South Asia and the Middle East, how about you grow up and understand the global conflict at hand and understand this definition: Terrorism: The act of instilling fear by means of coersion.
Also among all these people that perished I am truly sorry and am glad Mr. Alan Hamill and Falconus stood up against you, as stated by others, those that perished are being remembered by many so RIP and Inna Lillah wa Inna Ilaihi Rajeoun :'(
Jim Landon 0
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Pakistan plane with 127 on board crashes

Airplane carrying 127 people crashed near Islamabad's international airport
David Brooks -1
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Pakistan plane crashes near Islamabad airport

A plane carrying up to 127 people has crashed in a residential area near Islamabad international airport.

Aviation officials said the Bhoja Air jet, flight BHO-213, was flying from Karachi to Islamabad when it crashed in bad weather minutes from landing.
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Pakistan jet carrying 127 crashes

A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed Friday as it was landing in bad weather at an airport near the capital, Islamabad, officials said.

The Bhoja Air jet went down in farmland just a few kilometres away from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhar said.

There was no immediate word on any survivors.

A violent rain and wind storm was lashing parts of the capital around the same time as the crash.

The aircraft was travelling from the country's largest city of Karachi to the Pakistani capital when it crashed, officials said.

"We can see the plane's wreckage is on fire and we are trying to extinguish it," emergency official Saifur Rehman told Geo TV from the scene. "We are looking for survivors."
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Airliner down in Pakistan

737-200 crashes in Pakistan, all feared dead.
Nate Bonyun 0
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Pakistan plane crash: 127 feared dead

A Bhoja Airline flight # B4-213 has reportedly crashed near Chaklala airbase, Geo News reported.

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Pakistani civilian airplane crashes with 127 on board

DEVELOPING: A Pakistani airplane carrying 127 people has crashed near Islamabad's international airport, Fox News confirms.

Rescue officials tell Fox News they do not expect to find any survivors. Crews have recovered 118 bodies from the crash.


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