It is reported that Bhoja Air flight B213, crashed at the Koral Chowk on Islamabad Express Highway in Rawalpindi. The passengers and crew, a total of 127 people, are reportedly dead on scene.
According to Geo, the plane which flew from Karachi at 5:00 PM was supposed to land in Islamabad at 6:50 PM, but crashed just before touchdown.
The plane reportedly fell on top of houses in the village toppling many building before hitting the ground.
Bhoja Air resumed its operations in March 2012, after a hiatus of around 11 years.
Geo reports Bhoja Airlines had bought this very aircraft from Shaheen Airlines after it was scrapped by the latter for its compromised flight-worthiness. Obviously the CAA and concerned authorities do not give a damn about it.
In July 2010, AirBlue flight from Karachi to Islamabad crashed in Margalla Hills, killing more than 150 people. After months of investigations, the captain of fated plane was held responsible for the crash.
Right after the incident of Bhoja Air, the media started a race to break exclusive news – doing a vulture dance around the disaster site. As happened earlier, there will be committees to desecrate the dead, waste public money, keep the nation in frenzy and ultimately put the blame of captain and close the file.
May Allah (swt) have mercy on us. We need it now, more than ever.