21 killed in Pak air crash
Karachi, Nov 5: All 21 people on board a small aircraft chartered by an international oil company were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from the airport in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi today, officials said.
The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft of private carrier JS Air, which had been chartered to ferry employees of the oil company, had 19 passengers and two crew members on board, Civil Aviation Authority officials said.
Geo News channel reported at least one foreigner was on the aircraft but did not give details of his nationality.
The twin-engine turboprop aircraft crashed five minutes after taking off from Karachi's Jinnah International Airport at 7:13 am due to an engine fault, said Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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