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Search for victims of Pakistani jet crash continues in Islamabad

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Pakistani soldiers and rescue workers search through debris in Hussain Abad after a Bhoja Air Boeing 737 plane crashed on the outskirts of Islamabad on April 21, 2012. Pakistan has launched an investigation after the passenger jet crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm, with all 127 people on board believed dead.

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Soldiers inspect the wreckage of the airliner that crashed minutes before landing.

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A Pakistani airliner crashed just short of landing in Islamabad on Friday, killing all 127 people aboard, the country's Civil Aviation Authority told NBC on Friday.

The flight data recorder has been located, NBC’s Fakhar Rehman reported from Islamabad, and the so-called "black box" was expected to reveal why the plane went down. But the apparent cause was that pilots were flying low under heavy clouds and hit high-tension wires as they approached Benazir Bhutto International Airport, he said.

 

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