ISLAMABAD: International Air and PIA (PIA) carrying 47 people crashed Wednesday on a domestic flight from the northern mountain city of Chitral to Islamabad, confirmed the aviation authorities.
“The plane has crashed, and told us locals it on fire,” said Said, minister, senior local police official. “Police and rescue officials are on the road but then did not reach the site.”
“Rescue teams arrived at the scene, and then we will know more,” said a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority, Pervez George.
According to officials in the civil aviation, and went turboprop ATR-42 plane with 47 passengers missing from radar near the town of Havelian in Abbottabad in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the area while it was on its way to Islamabad.
The plane took off from Chitral around 15:00, but communication with the control tower broke around 4:30 pm, shortly before he was about to reach its destination.
He said Pia was activated emergency response center, and can be reached in the wake of the phone numbers for updates:
The sources confirmed the Central Bureau of Accountancy distress call from the pilot to the control tower shortly before losing contact with the plane.
“We regret to inform you that the ATR-plane 42 PIA, who works as PK-661, carrying around 40 people lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short time ago. Being mobilize all necessary resources to locate the aircraft. The media will be briefed with the development of the situation, “Biya said in a statement.
Witnesses said they saw a plane crash in a mountainous area near Havelian, near a factory law. And clouds of smoke could be seen rising from the area about the incident.
The sources said had been sent rescue teams to the area of land. The joint public relations services that army units and helicopters have also sent rescue operations.
Showed footage from the area where the wreckage, which was scattered over a wide area. It can also be seen flames and smoke rising from the wreckage.
Plane Junaid Jamshed, the wife also, unfortunately,
According to the passenger list released by Pakistan International Airlines, and was a popular figure Junaid Jamshed and his wife are also on board the ill-fated plane.
Jamshid, a former musician turned religious preacher and “naat-khwaan”, and he was in Chitral and his name was on the list of passengers on board. According to the list, Jamshid was a seat 27-C.
Brother Jamshid has confirmed that Jamshed was on board the doomed plane.
Pakistan has adopted a poor air safety record in recent years.
The last air disaster in the country in 2015 when the plane crashed military helicopter in the northern and remote valley, killing eight people, including the Norwegian envoy, Philippine and Indonesian ambassadors and wives of Malaysian and Indonesian.
In 2012, it crashed Bhoja Air Boeing 737 carrying 121 passengers and six crew members, near Islamabad before landing.
It came the worst aviation tragedy on Pakistani soil in July 2010 when an Airbus 321 passenger jet operated by the private airline Air blue crashed in the hills overlooking Islamabad. The flight was coming from Karachi. And all 152 people on board were killed in the incident, which occurred amid heavy rain and poor visibility.
Another plane crash involved a civilian killer Pakistani plane came to pass in 1992 when an Airbus A300 PIA plane crashed into a cloud-covered hillside on its approach to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing 167 people.