ISLAMABAD - Pakistani officials say there are no survivors after a plane carrying more than 100 people crashed in bad weather near Islamabad's international airport.
There were at least 127 people on board the Boeing 737, which was travelling from Karachi to the capital Islamabad.
The plane, operated by local airline Bhoja Air, came down in the residential area of Rawalpindi ù only 9 kilometres from the airport.
Officials say it was trying to land during a thunderstorm.
Emergency teams are at the crash site, where 110 bodies have so far been recovered.
Body parts, wallets and eyeglasses lay among the wreckage, as rescuers combed the muddy fields with flash lights.
"There is no chance of any survivors. The plane is totally destroyed," police official Fazle Akbar said.
Residents say they saw a ball of fire in the sky when the plane crashed.
"I'm a kilometre away from the landing strip. Certainly there were flames all over the place. It's a terrible, terrible scene," one witness said.
Parts of the aircraft smashed into electricity poles, blanketing the area in darkness.
A man who had been waiting at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport for the flight yelled "my two daughters are dead" as tears streamed down his face.
In a state of shock, he then slumped on the floor and sat silently as other relatives of passengers crowded around lists of those on board.
The uncle of the sisters, 18 and 20, said they were supposed to return to Islamabad on Sunday but flew early to see an aunt who is visiting from London.
"We don't even know when or where we will get to see their bodies," said the uncle, Qamar Abbas, who kept mumbling "no, no, no" to himself. Nearby, relatives of passengers hugged each other and sobbed. One man cried "my kids, my kids".