"По новостям": Passenger plane crashes in Pakistan

  • 29 июля 2010

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В рубрике "По новостям" представлены радиорепортажи корреспондентов Би-би-си о серьезных и курьезных мировых событиях.

A passenger plane with more than a hundred and fifty people on board has crashed as it was coming in to land at Islamabad airport. The plane came down in torrential rain in the Margalla hills overlooking the capital.

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A civil aviation official has said there were difficult weather conditions at the time of the crash. There was torrential rain and heavy mist in the area.

Image caption Работу спасателей осложняет лесной пожар вблизи места крушения лайнера

Images from Pakistani television show smoke rising from the spot where the plane came down.

The flight originated in Turkey. Police said it was an Airblue flight to Islamabad via Karachi with more than 150 people on board. The company operates flights domestically as well as to Britain and to the Gulf.

The aircraft crashed to the north of Islamabad. The plane is said to have lost contact with the control tower minutes before landing. A huge rescue operation has been launched, but it's being hampered by the poor weather conditions.

<br>Notes:

  • a civil aviation official - представитель ведомства гражданской авиации
  • torrential - проливной
  • originated - начался
  • via - через/с посадкой в
  • operates flights domestically - выполняет перелеты внутри страны
  • is said to have lost contact - как сообщается, потерял связь
  • control tower - диспетчерским пунктом
  • rescue operation - спасательная операция
  • it's being hampered - ее затрудняют

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