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At least 118 killed as Bhoja Air Boeing carrying 127 crashes in Pakistan

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Tume ya Katiba, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Tume ya Katiba

    Tume ya Katiba JF-Expert Member

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    All 127 people on board a Bhoja Air Boeing 737 have been killed after the plane crashed several kilometers short of Islamabad airport. Pakistan's Interior Ministry confirms there are no survivors.

    "There is no chance of any survivors. It will be only a miracle. The plane is totally destroyed," police officer Fazle Akbar said.
    The death toll may rise as the plane crashed in a residential area – in Hussain Abad village, where at least 40 houses are said to be engulfed in flames.

    "Fire erupted after the crash. We have come with teams of firefighters and searchlights and more rescuers are coming," Saifur Rehman, an official from the police rescue team, told a private television channel.

    The country's Civilian Aviation Authority confirmed Bhoja Airlines flight BHO-213 was flying from Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and a major seaport, to Islamabad when it crashed in bad weather near Chaklala, Rawalpindi.

    Four children are believed to have been among the victims. Relatives of the passengers and crew are gathering at Karachi airport, many of them shocked.

    Witnesses say the plane was already ablaze, when it was descending. Sama TV reports it was struck by a lightning. The pilots were informed of poor weather conditions, but took the risk, says Geo News.

    Other reports suggest navigation devices were malfunctioning and the aircraft itself had been in use for over 25 years. The vehicle was reportedly purchased from the Shaheen Airlines after the latter scrapped it for its compromised flight-worthiness.

    Bhoja Air is a privately owned domestic operator with its headquarters in Karachi. In 2000 the company had to suspend business due to financial problems. In 2011 it was re-launched and carried out its first flight in March 2012. Its fleet is reported to comprise four Boeing 737-200 and one Boeing 737-400.

    Inter-city travel in Pakistan is most efficient by air, but plane crashes are relatively rare. The latest major accident happened in 2010. An Airbus 321 passenger jet crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad while coming in to land after a flight from Karachi, killing 152 people on board.



    Source: At least 118 killed as Bhoja Air Boeing carrying 127 crashes in Pakistan — RT
  2. Somoche

    Somoche JF-Expert Member

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    ndio maana mimi naogopa ndege dah
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    Khokhma Senior Member

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    God pls save us from all the calamities and give the gud rest to all of the victim
  4. Lukolo

    Lukolo JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna watu hawakuwahi kupanda ndege lakini walikufa kwa mabomu ya mbagala na yale ya gongolamboto. Wengine walikufa kwa mafuriko Dar. There is no easy way to escape from death my friend. All our daily activities are risky. We drive to our job, we experience electricity cut down every now and then, all these are risky. Unaweza usipande ndege, TANESCO wakaleta umeme mwingi ukaungua hadi kuteketea kwa moto nyumbani mwako. Kifo ni kifo, cha msingi wewe kisubirie huko mtakakokutana nacho. Kama ni hospitalini, barabarani, kwenye maji au kokote.

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    Ndege ajali ni rare ila ikitokea bana!!!
  6. AshaDii

    AshaDii Platinum Member

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    Somoche umenifurahisha kweli.... Umenikumbusha hii qoute "I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens."

    Hii ni habari ya kusikitisha saana... So Sad.
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    Mfwatiliaji JF-Expert Member

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    Umenikumbusha mwanadada mmoja wa ABBA group aliyekuwa mwoga sana kupanda ndege..nadhani overseas trip zao zote alikuwa anatumia meli au ungo!!
  8. engmtolera

    engmtolera Verified User

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    hii ndege imeuwa abiria wote 126
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    Ndinani JF-Expert Member

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    Afadhali Atcl wliuza ile Boeing yao kwani ilikuwa imezeeaka sana nailikuwa imeliwa na kutu sababu ya kubeba samaki toka Mwanza ama sivyo ingekuja kutudondokea!!