A devastating airplane incident in the history of Pakistan
On 28th of July, and airplane of a private company called AirBlue Airbus A321 crashed in Pakistan, killing 152 passengers on board.
Plane crashes in Pakistan
On July 28, 2010, an airplane that took off from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed in the outskirts of Islamabad, killing 152 people, including the staff. In heavy rains the rescue workers have recovered 120 bodies so far. An investigation has been launched to determine why the incident took place.
Initially, the officials said that there were few survivors, but later on, the reports came that there were no survivors left in the incident. They said that the initial information received from the scene was incorrect.
The rescue team has still not been able to recover the black box; which contains the flight data, and it also works as a cockpit voice recorder.
The Airblue plane was headed from Karachi to Islamabad, when it crashed in the hillside of Islamabad, when it was trying to land.
The US Embassy in Pakistan said that two of the passengers were American citizens.
A representative of the company said that among the passengers 110 were male, 29 were female, and five were children with two infants.
So far, officials could not confirm the cause of the incident. There is annual monsoon season in Pakistan, and rains sweep across the subcontinent from June until September. It is believed that the bad weather could be the cause of the incident.
Air blue is a private airline company that provides its services within Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman and the United Kingdom. A spokesman from the airline company said that there were no technical faults in the plane, and the plane was completely airworthy.