Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes

Over 40 people, including popular pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed, were reportedly killed as their Islamabad-bound flight crashed in Pakistan’s garrison town of Abbottabad. The Pakistan International Airlines plane PK-661 crashed while en route to Islamabad from Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. A PIA spokesman confirmed that the pilot of the ill-fated
plane had given a ‘mayday’ distress call to traffic control before it went off the radar. Though officially there was no information on the cause of the crash, Aviation Herald said that the plane had “engine problems”. Army troops and helicopters have been mobilized to the site of the crash. The flight initially left from Peshawar for Chitral and was returning to Islamabad from there before it went off the
radar.