Abbottabad : Pakistan’s International Airlines plane with 47 people on board has crashed near Havelian, a garrison town of Abbottabad while it was on its way to the capital, media reports said.
The ATR plane PK-661 with 47 people, according to PTI, crashed near Havelian while en route to Islamabad from Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
The national carrier’s flight departed from Chitral at 3:30 PM (local time) and disappeared from the air control radar soon after take off, the Express Tribune reported.
According to military’s media wing, army troops and helicopters have been dispatched to the crash site for rescue efforts.
A PIA spokesperson told media that flight PK-661 had disappeared from the air control radar, reported Pakistan Today website.
Among those travelling in the plane was also a popular singer-turned-preacher, Junaid Jamshed. Jamshed had shot to fame with his popular number Saanvli Sanoli song. He was travelling with his wife Mrs Manya Jamsheed.
More updates awaiting