127 feared dead as Bhoja Airlines Boeing 737 crashes near Islamabad Pakistan

All 127 people, 118 passengers and nine crew, on board a Bhoja Air flight are feared dead in a crash near the national capital of Islamabad in Pakistan. Bhoja flight B4-213 had departed from the commercial capital of Pakistan, Karachi.

There was severe weather in the area of the crash. The aircraft last made contact around 18:20 local (13:20Z) and reportedly crashed at 18:40 local in a residential area around Hussain Abad village near Rawalpindi, 5nm from Islamabad airport

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the scene.

Bhoja Air has commenced operations just a few days ago. The aircraft, The aircraft was Boeing 737-236 advanced, registration AP-BKD, line number 635, was built in 1980, had its first flight on February 13, 1980. The aircraft was delivered to British Airways as G-BGDD on February 23, 1980. It was delivered to Bhoja Air, February 24, 2012.

This is the second crash in less than two years. In July 2010, an Airbus A321 operated by Airblue crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad, killing 152 people on board.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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