All 17 people aboard a Soviet AN-12 cargo plane died when it crashed shortly after making an emergency stop in Karachi.
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Background: NAWABSHAH, PAKISTAN
All 17 people aboard a Soviet AN-12 cargo plane died when it crashed shortly after making an emergency stop in Karachi. A spokesman for Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the charred bodies of the 17, all crew members, were recovered from the plane, which was on a flight from South Yemen to Tashkent in Soviet central Asia. The aircraft crashed near Nawabshah, 210 kilometres (130 miles) northeast of Karachi. The CAA said the AN-12 had earlier landed in Karachi for emergency repairs, refuelled and had taken off again. Local authorities cordoned off the crash site and began searching the wreckage. Reuters reported police were unable to explain the discrepancy between the number of bodies reported to have been discovered and an earlier statement by the CAA saying nine people were on the plane. The Soviet consulate in Karachi declined to give any details about the craft or its crew or cargo. No cause for the crash has yet been ascertained, but there was speculation that heavy monsoon rains may have contributed to the accident.
Source: PAKISTAN TV