A passenger aircraft operated by Pakistani domestic carrier Bhoja Air crashed near Islamabad Airport on 20 April. The aircraft was on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad when it crashed near Benazir Bhutto Airport on Friday. The aircraft was reportedly on final approach in difficult weather conditions before it crashed a few miles from the airport. 121 passengers and six crew members were reportedly onboard the Boeing 737, which was on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad. There are no reports of survivors so far.
Pakistani search and rescue teams have recovered the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the debris of Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 that crashed on the night of 20 April, which have reportedly been handed over to the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (CAAP).
The Karachi-based airline had only resumed operations in March after suspending services for several years because of financial difficulties.