Air Blue flight ABQ-202 Investigation Report by CAA
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Airblue Flight 202 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight which crashed on 28 July 2010 In Margalla Hills Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, killing all 146 passengers and six crew on board. The aircraft, an Airblue operated Airbus A321-231 narrow-body jet airliner, crashed in the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad during a flight from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport to Benazir Bhutto International Airport. Air traffic controllers reportedly lost contact with the flight crew during its attempt to land in dense fog and heavy monsoon rain.
The accident was the first fatal crash involving an Airbus A321, a long variant of the Airbus A320 of short to medium range airliners.Based in Islamabad, Airblue is Pakistan’s second largest airline, with over 30% share of the domestic market. At the time of the accident the airline operated seven aircraft, all in the A320 family.