No Survivors In Airbus Crash In Pakistan
All 152 souls on board an Airbus A321 were killed on Wednesday when the aircraft crashed into a hill while trying to land at an airport near Islamabad in clouds and rain. Fire and smoke was visible at the scene, the Associated Press reported, and the wreckage was strewn widely across the hillside of broken trees. No distress calls were heard from the pilots, according to the AP. The flight was operated by Airblue, a private service based in Karachi, where the flight had departed from. One witness told the AP the airplane appeared to have "lost balance" in the air, and then went down.
Airblue flies from Pakistan to Dubai, Oman and the U.K. The accident was the first major crash in Pakistan since 2006, when a Pakistan International Airline Fokker F-27 crashed outside the city of Multan, killing 45 people, according to the Christian Science Monitor.