Breaking: Deadly plane crash in Rawalpindi (Pakistan); all 127 aboard feared dead

Breaking: Deadly plane crash in Rawalpindi (Pakistan); all 127 aboard feared dead

Islamabad : Pakistan | Apr 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM PDT
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Plane crash in Rawalpindi, Pakistan leaves at least 127 dead; the Bhoja Airline’s flight No. B4-213 was coming from Karachi. There were 127 people aboard the unfortunate Boeing 737 aircraft that left from Karachi at 5:00 p.m. The reason behind the accident was inclement weather, suggest initial reports.

Local television channels are showing the horrible scenes form the crash site; body parts of the death victims are spread all over the ground. According to sources, Bhoja Airline’s flight # B4-213 crashed close to the Chaklala airbase, some 5 kilo meters from the Islamabad International Airport.

Scheduled landing time for the flight was 6:40 p.m. but unfortunately it could never make it to the airport. Civil Aviation Authority sources claim that the flight was given due clearance to land though but soon the contact was lost with the control tower.

Minutes later, the plane encountered the fatal crash and both the Ministry of Defence as well as Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed the reports of crash. Rescue teams comprising of Pakistan army personnel immediately rushed to the crash site. Further details of the deadly crash yet waited.

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A Japanese tourist arrives at Chaklala Airbase in Rawalpindi near Islamabad
A Japanese tourist arrives at Chaklala Airbase in Rawalpindi near Islamabad
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