Airplane Crash in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: A Bhoja Airline flight # B4-213 has reportedly crashed near Chaklala airbase Koral Chowk on Islamabad Express Highway in Rawalpindi Pakistan.

According to sources, the a Boeing 737 with 127 passengers on board, which flew from Karachi at 5:00 PM was suppose to land in Islamabad at 6:40 PM, but crashed just before touchdown.

According to sources in Civil Aviation Authority, the flight was given clearance to land but it lost contact with the control tower minutes before the crash reports.

Ministry of Defence and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have confirmed the reports of crash.

Inclement weather has been held responsible for the crash.

Rescue teams including Pakistan army personnel have rushed to the crash site.

More details are yet awaited.

In July 2010, an Airbus 321 passenger jet operated by the private airline Airblue crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad while coming in to land after a flight from Karachi, killing 152 people on board.

According to authorities, the plane crashed 10km away from the runway of Islamabad airport, near Chaklala airbase.

Rescue officials from Islamabad and Rawalpindi, as well as the Civil Aviation Authority, have left for the crash site.

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