Breaking News – Passengers feared dead in Pakistan plane crash
Between 37 and 45 passengers are believed to have been on a Pakistan International Airlines plane that has confirmed to have crashed in northern Pakistan.
A Pakistani plane carrying up to 47 passengers has crashed near Abottabad, a regional police official has said.
Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) passenger plane PK 116 was on its way to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral.
The Pakistani singer and religious preacher Junaid Jamshed was on the plane when it crashed, Dawn News reports.
The national flag carrier confirmed in a statement the plane had lost contact with air traffic controllers on Wednesday afternoon.
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— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) December 7, 2016
— Nadeem Malik (@nadeemmalik) December 7, 2016
@SputnikInt Crashed near village Battolvi. Thick smoke seen. Difficult to say any survived.
— SWH (@vic26c) December 7, 2016
Very sad news of plane crash. May Allah have mercy on all associated.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) December 7, 2016