Workers in Pakistan comb through the smoldering rubble of Wednesday’s plane crash near Islamabad.
Heavy seasonal rains contributed to the fatal crash of a Pakistani passenger airplane on Wednesday morning near the country’s capital city of Islamabad. Earlier reports that survivors had been found in the wreckage proved not to be true, according to The Washington Post. —KA
The Washington Post:
The Airbus A321, operated by Airblue, a private aviation service, was arriving from Karachi and trying to land in Islamabad in a heavy monsoon downpour. It crashed in the nearby Margalla hills.
Television footage of the fiery crash site showed fog and smoke rising from the mountains. Burning wreckage of the fuselage, wings and engines was scattered across the forest floor, and twisted metal parts hung from trees.