152 feared killed in plane crash near Islamabad

July 28th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, July 28(ANI): A Pakistani domestic passenger plane carrying 152 people on board, including six crew members, crashed into the Margala Hills near Islamabad on Wednesday.

Four bodies have been recovered from the site.

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said that the Airblue plane, which took off at 7.50 a.m. from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed minutes before landing.

According to reports, the pilot was trying to land at Islamabad on schedule at 9.30 a.m., but was told to wait as the airport was busy.

Eyewitnesses said that the plane was flying at very low altitude near Daman-e-Koh, and it might have crashed due to rough weather.

Rescue teams have been rushed to the site. (ANI)

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