Pakistan is shocked and overwhelmed at the news of the plane crash that has killed over a hundred people. The B-737-200 airplane operated by private carrier Bhoja Air was on its inaugural commercial flight from Karachi to Islamabad and is said to have crashed due to bad weather conditions.
Here are some twitter reactions to the plane crash:
Brashna Kasi ? @Brashna
Thunder, lightning, raining heavily! even the sky is crying for those who lost their lives in #planecrash
Hassan - ? @hassanamajid
Disturbing reports on casualties/survivors in the #BhojaAirCrash - the relatives dont know yet! Media needs to be more sensitive #PlaneCrash
Khalid Khan ? @khalidkhan787
Rescue workers tell media they are just witnessing dead bodies, many houses in flames at Koral Chowk #Pakistan #planecrash
Taha Siddiqui ? @TahaSSiddiqui
Why are reporters collecting items from crash site belonging to on board people? #BhojaCrash #Islamabad
Rise Above Hate™ ? @RiseAboveHates
So sad to hear about the huge plane crash in #Islamabad My thoughts & prayers with the families of the victims.
Maliha Mansoori ? @MalihaMansoori
Well apparently the plane, 737-200, that crashed in #Islamabad was about 23yrs old... was flying its first flight after a long time.
Bhoja Air is the second such crash that has taken place in Islamabad within a space of two years. In July 2010, 152 people were killed when another private airline crashed into the Margalla mountains which overlook Islamabad. The aviation regulator, Civil Aviation Authority, is yet to issue the final report in that crash but pilot error was cited in an initial report.