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Pakistan International Airlines flight PK661 crashes north of Islamabad

Posted: 7 December 2016 | International Airport Review | 1 comment

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has come down in the mountains in the north of the country as it made its way to Islamabad…

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A Pakistan International Airlines plane with nearly 50 people on board has come down in the mountains in the north of the country as it made its way to Islamabad, from the northern town of Chitral.

Another official, speaking from the scene, said there were unlikely to be any survivors. “All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition. The debris is scattered,” said Taj Muhammad Khan.

“All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition…”

It is thought as reported by the Pakistani media that Junaid Jamshed, a pop star now evangelical preacher, has died in the crash. Civil aviation sources stated that contact with flight PK661 was lost at about 4.30pm local time (11.30am GMT).

Pakistan’s deadliest crash came in 2010, when an Airblue Airbus 321 flying from Karachi crashed also near Islamabad while about to land, killing all 152 on board.

An official report blamed this particular incident on a disorientated captain and a hostile cockpit ambience.

One response to “Pakistan International Airlines flight PK661 crashes north of Islamabad”

  1. Munawar J Qureshi says:

    Yes This is enormous loss of human being.However it will not only be requirement to investigate cause to comply regulatory aspect but intimacy of unaccepted Maint procedure or operational method including training loopholes if there any,is necassary to stop further catastrophy.This particular incident expects the investigation from OUT OF BOX beside normal investigation techniques.We must keep this in mind that said aircraft had the excellent characteristic of gliding even all power plant available resources are collapsed keeping in mind no separate APU as the right engine serve this purpose while on ground only.Similarly health monitoring of engines give only its operational limitations.however cause of incident require evidance or strong sequential flow of informations ends on this tragedy.we shouldn’t still ignore the conditions under which aircraft cleared ad operated from including weather patterns on way at that particular height.

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