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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
    Hassan,
    Asim Arain ,
    Ali Sherazi
    Mohd. Bashir,
    Zahid Habibi,
    Dr.Mirko Cvjfticanin
    Asia Begum,Mohd.
    Umair Khan,
    Haji Rehmat
    Gul,Mohd.
    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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