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Airblue Flight ED 202 Cash in Islamabad

Over 100 passengers including crew members are feared dead after a private airliner Air Blue domestic flight ED-202 crashed into the Margalla hills here on Wednesday. Air Blue Operations official, W. Hameed Mirza told APP that there were 152 passengers on board the plane which was flying from Karachi to Islamabad. Among the passengers six were crew members.The other details are still sketchy, while a full-fledged rescue operation is underway. The Inter Services Public Relations sources told APP that three army helicopters have been immediately flown to the Margalla hills where very low visibility will pose a real challenge to rescue victims of the crash.

Meanwhile a batch of army troops has also been moved towards the scene to pluck the bodies and retrieve victims of the crash.

The names of passengers on board
the airblue flight ED 2010

Pyar Ali
Imtiaz Ali Kurd
Syeed Shaan-E-Hussain Naqvi
Prem Chand
Hassan Javed Khan
Syed Arsalan Ahmed
Mohd. Tufail
Abdul Rehman
Mohd. Faisal Rasheed
Mohd. Ovais
Hussain Alam
Ghulam Abbas
Naveed Ilyas,
Mohd. Ali Mughal
Mohd Aftab
Shireen Lodhi
Mohd. Nawab
Asim Arain ,
Ali Sherazi
Mohd. Bashir,
Zahid Habibi,
Dr.Mirko Cvjfticanin
Asia Begum,Mohd.
Umair Khan,
Haji Rehmat
Saqib Rafiq Shaikh
Misha Dawood
Ali Asghar Rajab Ali
Rashida Tyeb Khan
Murtaza Tyed Khan
Malik Mohd. Yousuf
Nabeel Lutfi
Manzoor Nasir
Saleem Ahmed
Rosie Ahmed
Salauddin Syed
Hamid Javed
Mohd. Yousuf
Ata Raja
Salman Khan Bijrani
Mehran Khan Bijrani
Anwar Bibi
Gulzar Bibi
Tariq Subhan
Abdul Ghaffar
Irfan Irfan
Mohd. Sultan
Mohd. Yaseen
Gayaba Khan
Manzoor Ahmed
Masood Salam
Syed Azam
Ojam Khan
Jannat Gul
Zaintun Bibi
Waheed Ur Rehman
Mohd. Feroze
Dr. Suresh
Mohd. Asad
Amir Siddiqui
Mona Dhonki
Mehlee Dhonki
Amir Dhonki
Afshan Dhonki
Masood Kayani
Zafar Saleem
Abdul Ghani
Adnan Qayoom
Abbas Haider
Osama Ghafoor
Mohd. Zameen
Andaleeb Junaid
Abdul Raheem
Mohd. Zaid Rauf
Anwar Begum
Nusrat Begum
Ali Shah
Kamran Shah
Abdul Qayum
Maqsood Ahmed
Abdul Ghaffar
Mohd. Iqbal
Khan Zaman,
A M Nasir ,
Syeda Rabab
Zehra Naqvi
Ovais Bin Laiq,
Bilal Jamaee
Syed Ashiq
Hussain Shah
Samatar Bashir
Amer Khattaq
Hassan Naseem
Atif Rasheed
Kaneze Akhthar
Shamsul Haq
Khadim Hussain
Rehmat Khan
Mirza Tahir Baig
Mohd Irfan
Malik Ghulam Hussain

Javeria Faraz
Mohd Ajmal Khan ,
Sikander Hayat Awan
Mubashir Shahid
Tariq Shahid
Mr. Kamran
Mr. Saleem
Javaid Iqbal
Pervez Akhthar
Raheem Khan Rajput
Ikhlaas Khan
Aswah Gul
Ansar Abbas
Athar Iftikhar
Haji Gul Mehboob
Farooq Khan,
Syed Jawad Ali
Ayesha Amir
Aliza Amir
Abu Baqr Izhar
Sapna Munawar
Farooq Nadeem
Mohd. Asif
Hassan Adeel
Abid Mehmood
Malik Muhammad Ajmal
Owais Khan
Romaisa Khan
Muhammad Saleem ,
Mujahid Rehman,
Aesar Ali
Tasleem Kausar
Muhammad Ibrahim ,
Ghulam Rasool
Mrs Shaheen
Mrs Sabira
Mrs Gulshad
Mr Rawaha
Jehangir Khan
Ali Akber
Muhammad Rafique ,
Syed Haider
Zulfiqar Shah
Muhammad Saleem Akhtar
Rizwan Ghani Khan
Amber Rizwan
Muhammad Zawar Khan
Arbaaz Khan
Muskan Rizwan
Farid Ahmed Alvi
Shamas Us Rehman Alvi
Khizer Pervaiz
Kiran Alvi
Muhammad Khalid
Asif Shehzad
Ayesha Asif
Syed Ainullah Agha
Afazal Masood
Syed Attaullah Hashmi
Waheed Shaikh
Navaid Chaudhry,

The plane was flying from Karachi to Islamabad
which has reportedly lost its contact with the air tower. The exact cause of the crash is yet not known.
When contacted the Civil Aviation Authorities have declined to either comment or give details of the crash but confirmed that it was an Air Blue plane which went down into thick woods of the Margalla hills.

Plane in blaze after crash in the Margala Hills

The cause of the Airblue crash was not immediately clear
said Pervez George
a civil aviation official. He said the plane had left the southern city of Karachi at 7:45 a.m. for a two-hour scheduled flight to Islamabad and was trying to land during difficult weather. Airblue is a private service based in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.

"The plane was about to land at the Islamabad airport when it lost contact with the control tower, and later we learned that the plane had crashed," George said, adding that the model of the plane was Airbus 321 and the flight number was ED202.

Guards with the forestry service said they had found some wreckage and seen at least five dead bodies, said Imtiaz Inayat Ali, an official with Islamabad's Capital Development Authority. Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said at least five wounded passengers had been rescued.

Pakistani news channels showed what appeared to be wreckage of the plane as a helicopter hovered above the heavily forested hills to assess the situation. Fire was visible and smoke was blowing up from the scene. The army said it was sending special troops to the area to help out along with helicopters.

At the Islamabad airport, hundreds of friends and relatives of those on board the flight swarmed ticket counters desperately seeking information. A large cluster of people also surrounded the list of passengers on the flight, which was posted near the Airblue ticket counter.

"Nobody is guiding anyone. People are running from one counter to another," said Arshad Mahmood, whose brother, Maulana Nawab Ulhasan, a prayer leader in a town near Islamabad, was on the flight.

"I'm praying for his survival, but I think there is little hope," Mahmood said.

Arshad Ali said his cousin, Raza Ali, was supposed to be on the flight but missed it in Karachi on his way from Canada.

"We are happy he missed the flight, but things here are in shambles at the airport," Ali said. "For God's sake, take care of the worried people, the relatives of those who were on the unfortunate plane. They have no information and are just running here and there."

Saqlain Altaf told Pakistan's ARY news channel that he was on a family outing in the hills when he saw the plane looking unsteady in the air. "The plane had lost balance, and then we saw it going down," he said, adding that he heard the crash.

Officials at first thought it was a small plane, but later revised that. George said 146 passengers were on the flight along with six crew members.

Raheel Ahmed, a spokesman for the airline, said an investigation would be launched, but that for now the focus was to find survivors. The plane was no more than eight years old, and it had no known technical issues, Ahmed said. He added that to his knowledge, the pilots had not sent any emergency signals.

Rescue Helicopter viewing the incident

Rescue Workers


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