Printer Friendly

Viral video shows last moments of military plane crash in Rawalpindi.

Byline: Imran Asgha

RAWALPINDI -- A short video clip purportedly showing the crash of a Pakistan Army Aviation aircraft in the Sihala area of Islamabad has gone viral on social media platforms.

At least 18 people - including five crewmembers - were martyred when the plane crashed in a built-up area of Mora Kalu in the early hours of Tuesday.

The video clip was shot by a garment factory worker with his mobile phone camera from the rooftop of Rabi Centre building, situated in a commercial area near Kantrali village.

At least 18 martyred as military plane crashes in Rawalpindi suburb

In summers, most embroiders in the area move their machines to top floors of their factory buildings to avoid heat and humidity of the ground floor.

Last night, one of the factory workers was taking a stroll on the rooftop of Rabi Centre when he spotted a plane flying at a dangerously low altitude.

He managed to switch on his mobile phone camera just in time to capture what turned out to be the last moments of the aircraft before it went down.

He ran downstairs to inform his coworkers about the plane that had crashed in the adjacent locality.

The video clip went viral soon after it was uploaded on social media platforms with millions of views thus far.

COPYRIGHT 2019 Knowledge Bylanes
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jul 31, 2019
Previous Article:K-P hospitals to set up separate wards for transgender community.
Next Article:Pakistan after Bhutto.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters