PIA flight PK-661 from Chitral to Islamabad with 42 passengers, 5 crew members and 1 flight engineer onboard has crashed near Havelian, Abbotabad, officials have confirmed. The PIA flight PK661 was an ATR plane.
There were 31 men, 9 women and 2 infants on-board the flght 661. Famous personality Junaid Jamshed, along with his wife Naheed Jamshed were also on-board.
Sad & tragic incident, confirming no survivors of 47 aboard crashed flight #PK661.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
— CAA Pakistan (@AirportPakistan) December 7, 2016
Control tower is said to have received a brief distress call before flight 661 went silent, indicating that aircraft underwent some technical challenge.
PIA flight took off from Chitral at 3:50 and it crashed at around 4:40 near Havelian, just minutes before it could reach its destination Islamabad.
PIA spokesperson Daniyal Gilani confirmed the crash.
We regret to inform that there are no survivors of PK-661 that crashed near Havelian this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Eapc6OMVki
— Danyal Gilani (@Danyal_Gilani) December 7, 2016