Deadly air crash in Pakistan leaves 127 people dead

Deadly air crash in Pakistan leaves 127 people dead

Islamabad : Pakistan | Apr 21, 2012 at 1:18 AM PDT
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Bhoja Air Boeing 737 plane crash in Islamabad Pakistan kills 127 passengers on board

A deadly air crash in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, has resulted in the death of 127 people as there are no hopes of any survivors

Tragedy struck in the Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad, on Friday evening as a private airline crashed there, leaving 127 people dead. The air crash took place at around 6:40 p.m. local time, just as the aircraft was about to land and reach its destination. The cursed flight was a Boeing 737-200 which was coming from Karachi to Islamabad, carrying a total of 121 passengers and six crew members. The aircraft belonged to a private airline company called Bhoja Airline, and this was the air craft's first flight from Karachi to Islamabad.

The air crashed on a farmland, a few miles from Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport, and the debris got scattered two miles across the radius of the crash. Some of the parts of the aircraft also fell into people's houses, but thankfully, no one was killed on land. Since the time the crash took place, rescue workers rushed to the scene and the work is still going on, on the second day of the crash. The police in Pakistan say that there are no chances of any survivors as the plane is destroyed completely and the body parts of the victims are scattered all over the place. The Bhoja airline carried 121 passengers, out of which 11 were small children.

Soldiers and rescue workers have been looking for body parts and so far, around 113 bodies have been sent to a nearby hospital where their post-mortem is being done. The weather on the day of the crash in Islamabad was very bad as there was heavy rain and thunder storm going on. According to some eye-witnesses, the aircraft got struck by lightning after which it took a downward plunge but this report has not been officially confirmed. The eyewitnesses also said that the aircraft was already on fire while it was in the air and some of its parts had disintegrated in mid-air.

According to the interior minister of Pakistan, Rehman Malik, the owner of Bhoja Airline, Farooq Bhoja, has been put on the 'exit control list' and he cannot leave the country. A proper investigation into the air crash will be carried out to determine who is responsible for the loss of these precious lives.

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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim retrieved from the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner which crashed in Islamabad
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim retrieved from the wreckage of a Boeing 737 airliner which crashed in Islamabad
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