Plane Crashes in Pakistan with 127 Onboard
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A passenger plane with around 127 people on board has crashed near Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International airport.
The Bhoja Airline flight from Karachi came down just six miles short of the airport according to local television reports.
Early reports suggested that the plane came down in the middle of undeveloped land and a wildlife park, but there were unconfirmed reports of houses on fire and bodies strewn along the ground.
Police officials said emergency teams were on their way to the crash site. They did not provide immediate details on the crash site. Witnesses close to the Baria Town residential complex near the airport said emergency vehicles were seen in the area.
State television said all hospitals in Islamabad and nearby Rawalpindi have been put on alert.
Aviation officials were not immediately available for comment.
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