Plane crashes near Islamabad: police
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
ISLAMABAD: A passenger plane crashed while trying to land during bad weather near Islamabad on Friday, police said.
The Bhoja airline flight from Karachi came down outside Islamabad airport, police official Fazle Akbar told AFP, adding that emergency teams were on their way to the site.
"It was not immediately clear how many people were on board. We have sent teams to get details," Akbar said.
Plane crashes are relatively rare in Pakistan, where inter-city travel is most efficient by air.
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In July 2010, an Airbus 321 passenger jet operated by the private airline Airblue crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad while coming in to land after a flight from Karachi, killing 152 people on board.