Two Pakistani diplomats injured in Cessna plane crash


Two Pakistani diplomats were injured when their Cessna plane crashed in West Virginia.

The injured diplomats were identified as Shujaat Rathore and Habib Paracha.

US media reported that three residents from McLean and Great Falls were hospitalised after their small plane crashed at a TuckerCounty airstrip in West Virginia.

The crash happened on Friday in CanaanValley near Davis at the Windwood Fly-In Resort, which has a 3,000-foot runway. The cause of the crash remains unknown.

Police said witnesses reported the single-engine Cessna touched down but ran out of room. The pilot tried to pull back up, but the plane clipped the tops of trees.

Police identified the pilot as Waseem Haider, 46, of Great Falls. The passengers were Shujjat Rathore, and Muhammad Paracha.