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April 22, 2012
reuters:

Residents visit the crash site of a Boeing 737 airliner, operated by local airline Bhoja Air, in Islamabad April 22, 2012. Pakistani officials on Saturday promised a full investigation into the crash of the domestic flight that killed 127 people, saying they were examining all possibilities, from a technical fault to the age of the Boeing 737. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
IMAGES: The most-telling photos of the past week from Reuters

Pakistani officials also promised new regulations for all private aircraft in an effort to ensure they are safe to fly.

reuters:

Residents visit the crash site of a Boeing 737 airliner, operated by local airline Bhoja Air, in Islamabad April 22, 2012. Pakistani officials on Saturday promised a full investigation into the crash of the domestic flight that killed 127 people, saying they were examining all possibilities, from a technical fault to the age of the Boeing 737. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

IMAGES: The most-telling photos of the past week from Reuters

Pakistani officials also promised new regulations for all private aircraft in an effort to ensure they are safe to fly.

18:12 // 2 years ago
April 20, 2012
Bhoja Air, the operators of the plane that crashed in Pakistan, is feeling the heat in the wake of the deadly crash that took place a month after they resumed operations. Here’s a Wikipedia edit from minutes after the plane crashed. Click to see the full thing. (via @venkatananth)

Bhoja Air, the operators of the plane that crashed in Pakistan, is feeling the heat in the wake of the deadly crash that took place a month after they resumed operations. Here’s a Wikipedia edit from minutes after the plane crashed. Click to see the full thing. (via @venkatananth)

11:51 // 2 years ago

Pakistan: Update on the deadly plane crash outside Islamabad

  • 118 confirmed dead in plane crash near Rawalpindi source

» There were a total of 127 passengers on-board Bhoja Airlines Flight #B4-213, but officials do not expect to find survivors at this time. Reports suggest that the plane crashed in a residential area near Islamabad International Airport, and air traffic controllers may have lost contact with the pilot prior to the crash. Nearby, Chaklala airbase has been placed on emergency alert, as have hospitals and response crews around the area. Bhoja Airlines recently resumed air travel services after shuttering operations in 2000 due to overwhelming debt.

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11:44 // 2 years ago
10:22 // 2 years ago
May 2, 2011
Bin Laden compound close to Pakistani military academy
Where it all went down: The Guardian has a nice article up about the town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden at his compound, pictured above. One of the big early questions raised by bin Laden’s location was his surprising proximity to the Pakistani capitol of Islamabad, and whether the Pakistani authorities had any inklings the al-Qaeda mastermind was hiding in their midst. A less than encouraging tidbit on that front — bin Laden’s compound sat just a “few streets away” from a sprawling Pakistani military academy specializing in training officers. This is maybe the most relevant ongoing geopolitical story to come out of bin Laden’s death, and one which we’ll be watching with interest in the weeks to come. source
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Where it all went down: The Guardian has a nice article up about the town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden at his compound, pictured above. One of the big early questions raised by bin Laden’s location was his surprising proximity to the Pakistani capitol of Islamabad, and whether the Pakistani authorities had any inklings the al-Qaeda mastermind was hiding in their midst. A less than encouraging tidbit on that front — bin Laden’s compound sat just a “few streets away” from a sprawling Pakistani military academy specializing in training officers. This is maybe the most relevant ongoing geopolitical story to come out of bin Laden’s death, and one which we’ll be watching with interest in the weeks to come. source

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15:52 // 3 years ago