Pakistan promises full probe into airliner crash

By REUTERS
April 21, 2012 11:40

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani officials on Saturday promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people, saying they were examining all possibilities, from a technical fault to the age of the Boeing 737 to sabotage.

Grieving relatives claiming the remains of loved ones at a hospital expressed grief and anger over the crash in a storm as the plane approached Islamabad on a flight from Karachi, Pakistan's commercial hub.

Armed police kept media out of the Institute of Medical Sciences in the capital where the remains were stored.

With wreckage scattered over a square km of wheat fields, officials said there were no survivors.

"We are trying to find out whether the life of the plane was over, whether it was a technical fault, whether it was sabotage or any other reason," Interior Ministers Rehman Malik told reporters.


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