In the second fatal airplane crash in Asia in as many days (see item below), a Pakistan International Airlines F27 turboprop departing Multan en route to Lahore crashed minutes after takeoff yesterday, killing all 41 passengers and four crew onboard. The 42-year-old aircraft was part of PIA's fleet of F27s set to be retired by the end of 2007 and replaced by seven new ATR 42-500s ordered last year (ATWOnline, Nov. 4, 2005). PakTribune reported that Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz ordered PIA to ...

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