Pakistan Plane Crash Kills All 152 Passengers

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fire and smoke rises from the Margalla Hills where a Pakistani passenger plane crashed near Islamabad. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Weather conditions near the Islamabad, Pakistan airport were stormy and cloudy when Airblue Flight ED202 smashed into the Margalla Hills around 9:45 A.M. local time. The passenger jet plane crash killed all 152 people on board, including two American citizens. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

"The situation at the site of the crash is heartbreaking," Imtiaz Elahi, chairman of the Capital Development Authority, told The Associated Press. "It is a great tragedy, and I confirm it with pain that there are no survivors."

The plane left the country's coastal metropolis, Karachi, on Wednesday morning at 7:45 A.M., and was due to arrive at Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, two hours later. Travelers waiting in Islamabad's airport said they saw the plane waiver before it dove and crashed.

Wednesday's plane crash was Pakistan's worst in years. Airbus only has one crash from 2006 on record, which had no registered casualties, according to the Aviation Safety Network.

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Comments [1]

jacko from mombasa kenya

kindly let me know the names of kenyans on board.am so worried about someone so close to me.

Aug. 07 2010 06:16 AM

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