Enroute to Islamabad PIA flight PK-661 crashes 

 

Passengers for a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight line up to board a plane for Islamabad in Chitral on November 1, 2015, in one of the worst-affected areas following an earthquake that struck the region on October 26. Pakistan has vowed swift compensation to survivors of the 7.5 magnitude quake that ripped across Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing more than 390 people and flattening thousands of homes, so that they can rebuild before the harsh winter sets in.  AFP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEM        (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the best way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at four:42pm. 21 our bodies have been recovered from the wreckage.

PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani stated there have been 42 passengers, 5 crew members and one floor engineer on board.

The aircraft manifest reveals there have been to be 31 males, 9 girls and a pair of infants on board the flight, together with singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed and his household, in addition to three foreigners.

The ATR-42 plane departed from Chitral round three:30pm and was anticipated to land at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto Worldwide Airport at round four:40pm however crashed in Havelian close to Abbottabad shortly after a misery name was despatched to the management tower.

PIA’s emergency response middle might be contacted at 0092-21-99044890, 0092-21-99044376 and 0092-21-99044394.

Junaid Jamshed on board flight

Chitral airport sources confirmed that Junaid Jamshed, his household, and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich have been on board the flight and are feared to be among the many casualties.

Junaid Jamshed was in Chitral for a Tableeghi mission and was returning to Islamabad when the plane crashed. He was scheduled to ship the Friday sermon at Parliament mosque.

Jamshed was a outstanding member of Pakistan’s Tableeghi Jamaat, a world Islamic revivalist motion with an goal to induce Muslims to return to main Sunni Islam.

‘Survivors unlikely’

A authorities official on the scene advised Reuters that there are unlikely to be any survivors.

“The entire our bodies are burned past recognition. The particles is scattered,” Taj Muhammad Khan, a authorities official based mostly within the Havelian area, advised Reuters.

‘Recovered our bodies unidentifiable’

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Eyewitnesses stated the harm on the bottom is “substantial”.

Choosing via the wreckage of the aircraft crash. ─ Native police
Choosing via the wreckage of the aircraft crash. ─ Native police
A rescue group member, Kashif, chatting with state tv stated, “We put the hearth out by placing sand on the branches and space surrounding the crash website. The particles may have been scattered about 100 metres out. The aircraft really fell in a canal behind the mountains so the particles is just not very scattered.”

“Individuals on the bottom advised me that the aircraft dragged two or thrice earlier than it fell right into a tank of water. There is no such thing as a query of touchdown on this terrain for helicopters or planes. There are settlements on either side of the crash website.”

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