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U.C. Berkeley Student Dies in Pakistan Crash

By Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN)
Tuesday August 03, 2010 - 10:12:00 PM

A 19-year-old University of California at Berkeley student died in an airplane crash last week while she was traveling to a soccer tournament in her home country of Pakistan, a school spokeswoman said today. 

Misha Dawood was a student in the College of Natural Resources who completed her freshman year last spring and would have begun her sophomore year this fall, according to UC Berkeley spokeswoman Yasmin Anwar. 

Dawood was on an Airblue Ltd. jet that was traveling from Karachi to Islamabad when it crashed last Wednesday, killing all 152 passengers. 

Harry Le Grande, the UC Berkeley vice chancellor for student affairs, said, "The sudden and tragic passing of Misha Dawood is a tremendous loss to the Cal community. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends." 

Dawood was a coxswain on UC Berkeley's women's lightweight crew team.