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    A Pakistani airliner crashed just short of landing in Islamabad on Friday, killing all 127 people aboard, the country's Civil Aviation Authority told NBC on Friday.

    The Boeing 737 operated by Bhoja Air was flying in from Karachi, the country’s biggest city and business hub, in heavy rain when it broke up, scattering wreckage and bodies across courtyards and roofs of a residential area near the airport, witnesses and authorities said.

    "There were 122 passengers and five crew members," said Pervez George, a spokesman for government agency.

    Bhoja Air had been closed down a decade ago after running into financial difficulties and being unable to make payments to civilian Pakistani aviation authorities. It resumed flying March 6, but Friday’s flight from Karachi to Islamabad was the first on that route since then.

    The flight data recorder has been located, NBC’s Fakhar Rehman reported from Islamabad, and the so-called or "black box" was expected to reveal why the plane went down. But the apparent cause was that pilots were flying low under heavy clouds and hit high-tension wires as they approached Benazir Bhutto International Airport, he said.
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    While this is a tragedy, I am glad that no one on the ground was killed. I hope the families related to those who died are able to find solace.

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    That's terrible, it's great that they didn't blame us Westerners.
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    Yeah, I saw the news on TV.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the people who died in a plane crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexK2012 View Post
    That's terrible, it's great that they didn't blame us Westerners.
    Uhh... Okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexK2012 View Post
    That's terrible, it's great that they didn't blame us Westerners.
    While the west's diplomatic relations with Pakistan have regrettably suffered in the recent past, they're not crazy like Iran or Syria. We don't see eye to eye on a lot of things, but we do have a common enemy in terrorist groups, and I really doubt they would ever jump the shark and accuse us of bringing down a passenger jet unless we officially started funding terrorist groups in the region.

    What would the west gain out of taking down a passenger jet anyways? And what would the Pakistani government gain by falsely accusing the west?

    Simply put, I don't see where this comment came from, and I'm hoping to answer it concisely to avoid a heated argument about the merits of West vs Middle East diplomacy. It's a topic that'll just turn ugly.

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    I was just saying is all.
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    R.I.P to those who have died :(

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    That's really sad. It's such a horrible waste of life ): The poor families...
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