Report: Plane with 127 aboard crashes in Pakistan
April 20th, 2012
10:48 AM ET

Report: Plane with 127 aboard crashes in Pakistan

[Updated at 10:48 a.m. ET] An airplane with 127 people on board crashed Friday near an airport in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Pakistan's GEO-TV reported, citing sources. The country's Civilian Aviation Authority confirmed reports of a crash, the station said.

The Boeing 737 was flying from Karachi and crashed on landing, the Karachi-based Pakistani news channel reported.

The weather conditions in the area include high winds and limited visibility, according to CNN meteorologist Mari Ramos.

Rescue teams were reportedly headed to the crash site.

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  1. bspurloc

    from BAD WEATHER.... CNN really doesnt get information fast

    April 20, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. PEDO BEAR

    The killer Great White Shark strikes again! Seriously, first it got David in South Africa, now a plane in Pakistan. Someone needs to hunt this beast down before it strikes again!

    April 20, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. saywhat

    Tragic loss of lives. Our thoughts & prayers are for the families of those who perished.

    April 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      I second that.

      April 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. High Hopes

    Pedo needs some Pedeolight!
    :D

    Sharks don't fly on commercial flights.

    ... waiting for more info.

    ~Bless
    Hope

    April 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. High Hopes

    Latest update:

    131 confirmed ~ no survivors...

    Crash was due to heavy thunder storms.

    RIP,
    Hope

    April 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chrissy

    Hey high hopes, long time no see! Hope youre doing well and your family also! As for this story, what an awful place for a plane to go down.

    April 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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