Wasit Ali Khan
Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed his sorrow over the crash and declared a day of national mourning.
The Airbus 321 broke up and caught fire after crashing into Margalla Hills.
Civil aviation officials say the pilot of the Airblue flight from Karachi lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly before the accident.
Eyewitnesses say the plane was flying at low altitude during bad weather.
More than 100 people were feared dead when an aircraft of a private airline carrying 159 people crashed on Wednesday morning amid heavy rain in the wooded Margalla Hills skirting the Pakistani capital.
A government official says all 152 people on board a plane that crashed in the hills surrounding Pakistan’s capital were killed.
Imtiyaz Ilahi, the chairman of the Capital Development Authority, said that earlier reports of five survivors from the crash were wrong and that all aboard died. The Capital Development Authority has a group that responds to emergency situations.
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