PIA plane carrying 40 passengers crashes near Abbottabad
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight carrying 42 passengers and five crew members en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral crashed near Abbottabad on Wednesday.
PK-661 departed from Chitral at 3:30pm and disappeared from the air control radar soon after take off, reported Express News.
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According to the passengers list, 47 people were on board the aircraft, including five crew members. Former singer Junaid Jamshed along with his family, as well as DC Chitral and his wife were also onboard.
The passenger list also included Jamshed and his wife’s names. Speaking to Geo News, Junaid Jamshed’s fellow preacher Mehmood Alam said that Jamshed was in Chitral for a preaching trip of ten days.
A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane flying from Chitral crashed on its flight to Islamabad, officials said.
According Civil Aviation Authority sources, the ATR-42 plane with 47 passengers went missing from the radar near Havelian while it was on its way to Islamabad.
Eyewitnesses said they had seen a plane crash in a hilly area near Havelian, near the Ordinance factory. Clouds of smoke could be seen rising from the area of the reported crash.
Ground rescue teams had been sent to the area, sources said.