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Pakistani aircraft crashes in Islamabad 127 on board feared dead

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Pakistani aircraft crashes in Islamabad 127 on board feared dead

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A Pakistani Boeing 737 has crashed in bad weather close to Islamabad’s Benezir Bhutto International Airport.

Reports claim that 118 passengers and nine crew were on board there are fears that everyone on the flight perished.

The plane operated by local carrier Bhoja Air was en route to the capital from Karachi.

The aircraft was given clearance to land but lost contact with the tower minutes before the crash.

Hospitals in the area are on high alert and rescue teams, including Pakistani army personnel are at the crash site.

It is believed Bhoja Air recently bought the plane from Shaheen Air after Shaheen Air considered the aircraft no longer flight worthy.