Pakistan finds crashed plane black box
Investigators in Pakistan have found the black box of a passenger plane that crashed earlier this week, causing the worst-ever air disaster in the country, Press TV reported.
"The investigating committee found the black box from the Margalla Hills this morning," AFP quoted Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority's Director General Junaid Ameen as saying.
Officials have said that the recorder would be sent abroad for analysis, hoping that it will provide clues as to what caused the Airbus A-321 to crash.
"The box contains vital information, like correspondence between the pilot and the control tower, that will help us evaluate what went wrong that day," the chief spokesman for the country's Civil Aviation Authority said.
The plane was flying from the southern city of Karachi to the Pakistani capital on Wednesday when the deadly incident took place. All 152 people on board were killed.
Thick fog and heavy rain are considered the most likely reasons behind the crash.
The government in Islamabad declared a day of national mourning on Thursday.