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Plane Crash Sparks Inferno In Pakistani City

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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 04:26 PM

Plane Crash Sparks Inferno In Pakistani City

A cargo plane crashed into a residential area of Pakistan's largest city, sparking a huge blaze and causing at least 11 casualties.

The aircraft came down in Karachi with eight crew on board, less than two minutes after taking off.
All eight, including six Pakistanis, are thought to have died in the crash, with at least three casualties on the ground.

The crash is the third in less than four months in Pakistan.
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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 04:26 PM
Plane crashes into city of Karachi Pakistan.

Plane reportedly crashes into naval residence.

Let's pray casualties are kept to a minimum.

Could not find any further related news on any of the major news websites at this present moment.

Can anybody else confirm this apart from sky news?

Yet again a plane crashes right after take off, possible terrorist links? Who knows. Seems to be a lot of planes lately with engine trouble.
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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 04:40 PM
Dozens of other news services are reporting the crash...

Google - News Articles


Pak Daily Times

The plane was an IL76 Russian cargo plane, with flight number MGCC-412. According to aviation sources, it came from the United Arab Emirates and was en route to Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The plane took off at 1:48 am and crashed onto an under construction building in a residential area of Gulistan-e-Johar.

A loud explosion was heard at the time of the crash and the plane, which had a full load of fuel, burst into flames. The building, onto which the plane crashed, was completely destroyed. Rescue, police and other teams, including Pakistan Navy firefighters from across the metropolitan reached the scene of the crash. Thick smoke could be seen rising at the crash site from many kilometers away, the channel said.

Thats the same type of plane the Bout's use to transport weapons btw.
edit on 11/27/10 by makeitso because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 04:46 PM
Confirmed by the BBC

Rescue workers were seen fighting the blaze, and the officials said casualities were feared.

Several buildings are said to be ablaze, and there were reports of explosions

The article goes on to say the plane was heading to Khartoum,Sudan and that it was a Russian IL-76 which crashed.
edit on 27-11-2010 by HEREFORD 1969 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 04:49 PM
Bloomberg News

Five bodies have been recovered from the crash site, said Muhammad Yasir, a spokesman for the Edhi Foundation, Pakistan’s largest rescue service. The aircraft crashed on houses that were under construction so casualties are likely to be minimum, police inspector Shad Ibn-e-Masih said.

posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:42 AM
reply to post by abbyland

The BBC are saying that the airplane crashed into new buildings still under construction on a naval base.

I find the following quote interesting:

"The explosion caused by the crash was so powerful that local residents thought it was triggered by a bomb, Karachi police chief Fayyas Leghari was quoted by the AFP as saying."

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Which came first the crash or the explosion?

Also of note from the same article:

"Earlier this month, a small passenger plane crashed soon after take-off from Karachi, killing all 21 people on board.

"In July, Pakistan's Airblue passenger plane crashed into hills overlooking the capital Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board."
edit on 28-11-2010 by spookfish because: to add source link

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