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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.

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A Sudan Airways passenger jet carrying around 200 people crashed while landing at the Khartoum airport late Tuesday, skidding off the runway during stormy weather, catching fire and splitting in half. Dozens of people on the craft were reported killed after earlier estimates placed the toll much higher.

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Airbus, Siemens and dozens of other European companies are working on a system that would reroute control of hijacked aircraft to the ground. The system would then safely land the plane at the nearest airport.

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