Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
  • NEWS
Lead News: Dr Sohail Naqvi awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz - Monday, 11 April 2016 11:11
Featured News: Endowment Fund Trust Audit Report 30-Jun-2015 - Saturday, 26 March 2016 13:05
Lead News: Capt Asfandyar Bukhari awarded Tamgha-e-Jurat - Friday, 25 March 2016 00:53
Lead News: Prof. Amer Aziz awarded the AOSpine Life Time Achievement Award - Tuesday, 23 February 2016 20:33
Lead News: Cambridge International AS Level Exams Distinctions - Thursday, 11 February 2016 23:26
Obituary: Shahid Nazir Gondal passes away - Sunday, 07 February 2016 01:02
Obituary: Mr S. M. A. Bukhari's wife passes away - Saturday, 30 January 2016 09:48
Lead News: 2nd SGM convened by HOBA held at Flashmans Hotel - Sunday, 31 January 2016 01:01
Lead News: HOBA convenes Special General Meeting in Flashmans Hotel - Saturday, 12 December 2015 18:50
Featured News: President HOBA convenes SGM in Flashman's Hotel - Monday, 30 November 2015 19:42

AirBlue's tragic crash in Islamabad's Margalla Hills

Air Blue crash site

A passenger jet carrying 152 people crashed into the Margalla Hills in Islamabad at around 10am this morning (Wednesday 28-July-2010). Five people seem to have miraculously survived the fatal crash who have been admitted to local hospitals. The few Abdalian pilots who fly AirBlue have also been contacted and are reported to be safe, as none was flying the unlucky plane.

AirBlue is headed by an Abdalian, Mr. Tariq Chaudhry, who is from the 17th Entry. In this hour of grief for the families and friends of the unlucky passengers, the Abdalian community stands by them, as much as it does for the employees of the airline.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. A civil aviation official said the plane had left Karachi at 7:45 a.m. for a two-hour scheduled flight to Islamabad and was trying to land during difficult weather. "The plane was about to land at the Islamabad airport when it lost contact with the control tower, and later we learned that the plane had crashed," said the official.

Airblue flies within Pakistan as well as internationally to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the United Kingdom. The Airbus 320 family of medium-range jets, which includes the 321 model that crashed Wednesday, is one of the most popular in the world, with about 4,000 jets delivered since deliveries began in 1988.

More pictures of the crash site