Afghan Rescuers Halt Search For Air Crash Survivors

Snow, fog and high winds forced Afghan rescuers Friday to call off their search for the day for survivors at the site of a plane crash in mountains just north of the capital Kabul.Bodies of some of the 44 people aboard the Pamir Airways plane which crashed on Monday had been retrieved, but it was impossible to confirm all onboard had died, said a spokesman for the transportation and civil aviation ministry."It is difficult to immediately say how many bodies have been recovered," Nangialai Qalatwal told AFP, adding some "were only remains and in bits and pieces".