On Wednesday, Jul 28, the Airbus A321 operated by private airliner Airblue crashed into the Margalla Hills. The crash occurred shortly before the flight was to land at the airport in the capital.
Officials said they were yet to find the aircraft"s “black box", which they expected would help in determining the reason for the crash.
Rescuers used ropes to make their way up the steep hillsides, made slippery by the rain. Army soldiers, paramilitary personnel, forest guards and members of a state-run rescue service are involved in the search operation.
Airblue spokesman, Raheel Ahmed told reporters that the plane had no history of technical problems. It was built ten years ago and leased by Airblue in 2006.
On Thursday, Jul 29, Pakistan observed a day of national mourning, for the 152 people killed in the worst aviation accident in the country"s history.