Wednesday, July 28, 2010

48 bodies recovered in plane crash in Islamabad, Pakistan

At least 48 bodies have been recovered in a plane crash which took place in the Margalla hills in the Pakistani capital Islamabad Wednesday morning, sources told Xinhua, adding that plastic bags are badly needed for collecting the parts of the bodies blown apart on the crash site.

The black box of the plane has been found and is being decoded by the Pakistani air forces, reported local media.

At about 10:00 am local time Wednesday morning, an airbus 320 with flight number ED-202 carrying 152 people including six crew members crashed in the Margalla Hills lying to the northeast part of Islamabad minutes before it was supposed to land at the capital 's airport.

The plane, which belonged to a local private airliner named Airblue, was on its way from Turkey to Islamabad via Karachi. It took off from the Karachi International Airport at about 7:50 am local time Wednesday morning.

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