A Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday, Radio Pakistan reported.
There are more than 40 passengers on board the plane. Singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed was reportedly on board the plane, according to DawnNews.
Global aviation watchdog Aviation Herald said that PK-661 crashed near Abbottabad due to engine problems.
Army troops and army helicopters have been mobilised to a site near Havelian, Inter-Services Public Relations said.
District Police Officer Abbottabad also relayed reports of a plane crashing near Havelian to DawnNews.
The flight departed from Chitral around 3:30pm and was expected to land at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport at around 4:40pm.
“PIA’s ATR-42 aircraft 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,” PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani tweeted. “All resources are being mobilised to locate the aircraft.”
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