Pakistan Opens Investigation into Plane Crash near Islamabad
Islamabad, April 21 (RHC) -- Pakistani authorities have launched an investigation into the causes of a plane crash on Friday evening, which killed 138 people in the vicinity of Islamabad, including 127 passengers and crew members.
Pakistani aviation authorities and Defence Ministry said the crash was apparently due to bad weather. The crash happened during heavy rain in Islamabad. The plane crashed about 10 to 20 kilometers away from the Islamabad airport.
Officials said that the plane of a private company came down a few kilometers away from Islamabad. Police at the site said there was no chance of survivors.
The plane, which belonged to the Bhoja Airlines, was coming from the port city of Karachi to Islamabad. It crashed while landing at the Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport.