ISLAMABAD – A government official says all 152 people on board a plane that crashed in the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital were killed.
Imtiaz Elahi, the chairman of the , told The Associated Press that earlier reports of five survivors from the crash were wrong and that all aboard died. The Capital Development Authority has a group that responds to emergency situations.
The cause of Wednesday's Airblue crash was not immediately clear. It attempted to land in rainy and cloudy conditions.
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A passenger jet carrying 152 people crashed Wednesday into the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital amid poor weather, killing at least 50 people and stoking fears nobody could have survived the disaster.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said five people survived the crash of the Airblue plane and were airlifted to a hospital in Islamabad. But doctors reported no sign of survivors at the city's two largest hospitals, and rescue workers at the scene expressed skepticism that anyone could have survived.