|Published:||Jul 28, 2010 12:11 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 28, 2010 9:12 AM EDT|
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Officials in Pakistan say no one survived the
crash of an airliner today near the capital, Islamabad.
The jet carrying 152 people crashed into the hills surrounding
the capital amid poor weather.
Local TV footage showed twisted metal wreckage hanging from
trees and scattered across the ground on a bed of broken branches.
Fire was visible and smoke rose from the scene as a helicopter
hovered above. The army said it was sending special troops to aid
One rescue worker says all he's seen are body parts.
The search effort was hampered by muddy conditions and
smoldering wreckage that authorities were having trouble
extinguishing by helicopter.
A civil aviation official says the plane left the southern city
of Karachi at 7:45 a.m., local time, for a two-hour scheduled
flight to Islamabad.
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