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Sonic boom rocks Washington as four including child dead in US plane crash

11:34 AM | 6 Jun, 2023
Sonic boom rocks Washington as four including child dead in US plane crash
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WASHINGTON – Residents of US capital witnessed the rattling of a sonic boom as several jets of the US military chased unresponsive private plane hovering in the fly zone.

Reports in international media suggest that an unresponsive business jet moved into restricted zone, prompting a quick response from US armed forces. North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD said military planes chasing the unresponsive jet were authorized to travel at supersonic speeds that caused boom.

Virginia State Police confirmed that law enforcers find the wreckage soon after receiving a report of a plane crash in which four people were killed.

Amid the probe, authorities said plane departed from Elizabethton, Tennessee, and was moving to Long Island in New York, it however turned around after reaching Long Island and then headed to Washington.

Officials said cabin was depressurizing at one point and then tried to turn the jet around on an autopilot setting but the pilot apparently passed out due to unknown reasons.

Meanwhile, the owner of the crashed jet has been identified as a Florida businessman. John Rumpel told a US publication that his entire family including children was on a jet when it crashed.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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