В Пакистане упал самолет с 20 пассажирами на борту


В Пакистане потерпел крушение самолет, сообщает Associated Press со ссылкой на местные телекомпании.

Самолет упал утром в пятницу, 5 ноября, недалеко от аэропорта города Карачи, расположенного на юге страны. Agence France-Presse, ссылаясь на представителей пакистанской авиационной администрации, сообщает, что на борту упавшего самолета находились 20 человек.

Самолет, по данным собеседников AFP, принадлежал одной из нефтяных компаний и должен был отвезти сотрудников на месторождение в Бхит Шах, провинция Синд. Вскоре после вылета из Карачи пилоты самолета сообщили диспетчерам аэропорта о проблемах с двигателем и запросили разрешение на посадку.

21 feared killed in air-crash near Karachi airport
At least 21 people, including some foreign nationals, were feared killed when a small aircraft belonging to a private charter service crashed soon after take-off from the airport in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.
The Beechcraft 1900C aircraft of JS Air, which had been chartered to ferry employees of a US oil company, had 19 passengers and two crew members on board, Civil Aviation Authority officials were quoted as saying by TV news channels.
The officials said some foreigners were on the aircraft.
Immediately after the twin-engine turboprop aircraft took off from Karachi aircraft at 7.15 am, the pilot informed the control tower that one of the engines had failed. The pilot was advised to turn back and land.
However, the aircraft crashed into a plot of land near the airport that is controlled by the Pakistan Army's aviation wing and burst into flames. TV news channels reported the aircraft did not hit any structures on the ground.
Army personnel cordoned off the area and launched a rescue operation after dousing the flames. Witnesses told the media that it appeared no one had survived the crash.
Ambulances of the private Chippa rescue service took at least 10 bodies to the Jinnah Hospital.
The aircraft was taking a group of workers to the Bhitshah oilfield. JS Air had been chartered by the US oil company to ferry its workers as part of a weekly change of shift at the oilfield. Due to security concerns, the workers are flown directly to the oilfield.
Видеорепортаж с места: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNOM3e0J9VQ&feature=player_embedded