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Pakistani Passenger Jet Crashes On Flight To Capital


The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) office in Islamabad

A Pakistani passenger plane carrying more than 40 people on a domestic flight has crashed in the north of the country, officials say.

Laiq Shah, a senior police official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, said the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed on December 7 in that region, near the town of Havelian.

Officials did not say whether there were any survivors.

Flight PK-661 lost contact with air traffic controllers on its way from the northern city of Chitral to Islamabad, Pakistan International Airlines said.

Local media reports said a total of 47 passengers and crew were on board the plane.

With reporting by RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal, Reuters, AP, and AFP

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