LATEST UPDATE: Pakistan Plane with some 47 people on board crashes in North Pakistan

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country on Wednesday, police and the civil aviation authority said.


PIA said a plane bound for the capital, Islamabad, from the northern town of Chitral lost contact with the control tower en route.


The aircraft was carrying “around 40 people,” the airline said in a statement, but the civil aviation authority said 47 people were on board. It is not clear if there were any casualties.


Laiq Shah, a senior police official in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the plane had crashed in the province’s Havelian area.


“Rescue teams are reaching the scene of the crash, and then we will know more,” Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George told Reuters.


Geo News and Dawn News TV stations, citing civil aviation sources, said the plane lost contact with civil aviation authority at around 4.30 p.m. (1130 GMT).

BREAKING: Pakistan plane with 37 passengers ‘disappears’: airline spokesman.

A Pakistani plane has just disappeared from radar with 37 passengers onboard. The location of the plane is yet to be identified but the authorities are on high alert.


Spokesperson of the airline spoke with reporters that they’re still trying to track the location so as to determine what the problem is actually.


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