A devastating airplane incident in the history of Pakistan

Ehsan By Ehsan, 29th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/17zybgc./
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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.

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Accident, Accidents, Aeroplane Crashed, Airblue, Airblue Airbus A321 Crash, Airplane Crashed, Extreme Incident, Incident

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author avatar Fatima Ahmed
30th Jul 2010 (#)

I heard about this crash!!.. It is very good of you to share about the incident just sometime after it occured!.. ^^

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author avatar Ehsan
31st Jul 2010 (#)

Yeah, how come your profile doesn't tell anything about your location?

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author avatar SiddiQ
5th Oct 2010 (#)

It truly was a tragedy! A loss!

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author avatar Babar
14th Oct 2010 (#)

Here in karachi almost everybody was a direct or indirect stakeholder in this crash...very sad

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author avatar Humza
21st Jan 2011 (#)

It was really a grievous day for all the Pakistanis but to our dismay, the crash still remains a mystery and You cannot even expect anything good from our authorities!
Thnx for reminding about the incident, May ALLAH rest all of the in peace and give sabar to their relatives!!

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author avatar Denise O
20th Jun 2012 (#)

So sad. Thank you for sharing.:)

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