A PIA aircraft, PK-661 crashed near Abbottabad with 47 passengers on the flight. The plane was enroute to Islamabad before this tragedy happened.
PIA spokesperson Danial Gilani told the media
We regret to inform that pia’s atr-42 operating as pk-661, carrying around 40 persons lost its contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago.
He further added
“PIA’s emergency response center has been activated and can be accessed at following phone numbers for updates: 0092-21-99044890, 0092-21-99044376 and 0092-21-99044394
This tragedy happened just a while ago, and Military’s troops and helicopters have been dispatched to the site for rescue operations.
Whilst the number of casualties have not yet been confirmed, it is being reported that a total of 47 passengers were on the flight. This includes 5 new crew members.
It is also being reported that the famous celebrity Junaid jumshaid was on the plane along with his family.
below you can find the list of passengers on the plane
It is a developing story and we will inform you about the casualties and the rest of the details as soon as we get them.