Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying 48 passengers and crew crashed on the way to
Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm PST. The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed there are no survivors from the ill-fated flight.
The passenger list confirmed there were 31 men, 9 women and 2 infants on board the flight, including singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed and his family, as well as three foreigners.
Junaid Jamshed was on board ill-fated PIA flight
ISLAMABAD: Famous singer-turned-Islamic-preacher Junaid Jamshed has also been said to on-board the Islamabad-bound flight that crashed near Havelian on Wednesday.
Reportedly, the renowned singer’s brother confirmed that he was on-board the flight, along with his wife.
Junaid Jamshed is a famous Islamic preacher and travels extensively for preaching purposes. Jamshed was already in Chitral for preaching-related work.
A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane flying from Chitral crashed on its flight to Islamabad, officials said.
According Civil Aviation Authority sources, the ATR-42 plane with 47 passengers went missing from the radar near Havelian while it was on its way to Islamabad.
Eyewitnesses said they had seen a plane crash in a hilly area near Havelian, near the Ordinance factory. Clouds of smoke could be seen rising from the area of the reported crash.
Ground rescue teams had been sent to the area, sources said