Pakistani plane with over 40 people aboard crashes
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
A Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying more than 40 people crashed on Wednesday en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral, a regional police official said, Reuters reported Dec. 7.
The national flag carrier confirmed in a statement that Flight PK-661 had lost contact with air traffic controllers on Wednesday afternoon.
Laiq Shah, a senior police official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province told Reuters by telephone that the plane had crashed in that region, near the town of Havelian.
He said rescue personnel were en route to the scene.