President Obama expresses condolences over Airblue plane crash in Pakistan

July 29th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News  

Airblue plane crash WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent his “sincere and deepest condolences” to the families and friends of the people who died in the Airblue plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those touched by this horrible accident. The American people stand with the people of Pakistan in this moment of tragedy,” Obama said.

On Wednesday morning, Airblue flight 202 crashed in the Margalla Hills near Islamabad shortly before it was supposed to land, apparently after air traffic control delayed its landing.

The accident killed all 152 people on board, including two U.S. citizens.

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