Islamabad: Plane crashes with 152 onboard; 5 dead

July 28, 2010 09:38


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ISLAMABAD — An Airblue domestic passenger plane carrying 152 people has crashed into the Margalla hills of Pakistan's capital Wednesday morning, officials report.

Imtiaz Inayat Ali, chairman of Capital Development Authority, said forestry guards were trying to find survivors but had seen five bodies so far.

Officials at first thought it was a small plane, but police official Mohammed Saeed said Wednesday morning, "It seems that it is a bigger tragedy."

A Civil Aviation Authority official said 146 passengers were on the flight along with six crew members.

Rescuers were trying to reach the scene amid rain and difficult roads.

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