Reports are flooding into news agencies around the world of a catastrophic passenger airline crash in the middle east.
It is understood all on board have all have perished when the plane disappeared suddenly off the radar screen at a control tower in Afghanistan. At this moment (5 minutes ago) all we know can report is that emergency services are scrambling to the scene in the hope of finding possible survivours, but the possibility is looking bleak, according to sources.
It also not known, but mentioned, if there could be a terrorist element involved as tensions in the region are at an all-time high as government troops have recently arrested and executed Taliban rebels captured in battles in the mountains around Afghanistan.
More to follow.