11 people miss the plane crashing in Islamabad, Pakistan

15:41, July 28, 2010      

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Smoke rises from the site a jetliner crashed near Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, July 28, 2010. An Airblue jetliner 152 people including six crew members onboard crashed near Pakistan's capital Islamabad Wednesday morning. (Xinhua/Zeeshan iyazi)
Eleven people who missed the plane at the Karachi airport, which crashed this morning in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, felt both relieved and sad for the loss of the lives of their compatriots aboard.

A plane bound to Islamabad from Turkey via Karachi crashed in the Margalla Hills in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Wednesday morning. The tragedy took place at about 10:00 am (local time) when an airbus flight of a Pakistani private airliner named Airblue, which reportedly carried 152 people including six crew members, crashed behind the mountains of the Margalla Hills lying to the northeast of the capital.

So far 40 survivors were found injured in the plane crash, sources at the site told Xinhua, adding the survivors have been rushed to hospitals.

Besides, some 20 dead bodies including that of the pilot have been recovered from the crash site, said sources at the scene, adding some of the dead bodies are still on fire. One of the dead bodies was identified as Barak or Barkat. No further details about the killed and survivors were available.

No Chinese or foreigners were found on the passenger name list which was released by the local authorities following the plane crash, officials with the Airblue airliner told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

Two zoo keepers near the crash site sold Xinhua that they saw the plane taking a very low flight brushing the trees on the ground and the pilots were trying desperately to take the nose up but failed.


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