B737-200 Plane crash: Farooq Bhoja’s name placed on ECL
Via, Express Newspaper
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Saturday that the name of Bhoja Air’s owner, Farooq Bhoja, has been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Malik, who was speaking to the media at PIMS hospital, said that a probe committee has been formed to investigate the cause of the crash.
“The causes will be investigated, whether it was any fault in the aircraft, bad weather, lightning or any other factor that caused loss of precious lives,” he added.
The interior minister said that till a thorough investigation is carried out, it would be premature to state anything.
The passenger flight travelling from Karachi to Islamabad carrying 121 passengers and six crew members came hurtling down towards the outskirts of Rawalpindi at 6:46pm on Friday evening.
Among the passengers were five infants and six children. There were no survivors.
Bhoja Air’s aged B737-200 took off from Karachi airport at 5:05pm and crashed five nautical miles from Islamabad airport on the village of Hussainabad. However, rescuers said people on the ground remained largely safe as the bulk of the wreckage fell in an open area.
Via, Express Tribune