An airplane carrying 47 passengers from Chitral to Islamabad just crashed near Pakistan Ordinance Factory, Havelian, according to news reports.
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has reported that all 47 passengers aboard flight PK661 have persihed as a result of the crash. There were no survivors.
Dawn News confirms from Chitral Airport sources that among those passengers were Junaid Jamshed and his wife
As per Dawn News, global aviation watchdog Aviation Herald said that PK-661 crashed near Abbottabad due to engine problems and resources for rescue operations have been mobilized in order to determine any survivors.
A possible list of passengers has also been circulating on the internet
It shows seats 27 A and C being occupied by a Mrs. Nahya Junaid and Mr. Junaid Jamshed Khan, respectively. As per reports on Samaa TV, Junaid Jamshed’s brother confirmed that he was on the airplane.
Along with the singer and his family and 40 other passengers, it is being reported that there were at least 3 foreigners on board, as well.
PIA Spokesperson Danyal Gillani tweeted this detailed tweet about the possible situation, earlier
A PIA aircraft has lost contact with control tower. Plz see statement below. pic.twitter.com/AVcNXFL6E2
— Danyal Gilani (@Danyal_Gilani) December 7, 2016
A few days ago, Junaid Jamshed had tweeted about his trip to Chitral
Heaven on Earth Chitral.
With my friends in the Path of Allah . Snowpacked Tirchmir right behind us pic.twitter.com/ZajcWEKlrG
— Junaid Jamshed (@JunaidJamshedPK) December 4, 2016
Friends of the singer-turned-religious scholar have been tweeting for his safety
It is confirmed that my friend & neighbour Junaid Jamshed was indeed on the unfortunate flight. Allah have mercy. #PIA
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) December 7, 2016
Heart wrecked about the tragic demise of Junaid Jamshed along with 46 others in this horrible crash…..
Allah Reham karay
— Ap_ki_behan (@RukhmaAwan) December 7, 2016
This is just sad, to see what the reality of life actually is. Who'd ever thought a legend like Junaid Jamshed would depart in this manner.
— Adil Dar (@adilmdar) December 7, 2016
Allah Khair. Allah Khair. Junaid Jamshed was on the plane says his sister. Just spoke to her.Please pray for all passengers to have survived
— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari) December 7, 2016
Others are remembring all the passengers that were on board with him
Junaid jamshed isn't the only soul on the plane. There are other passengers too with families waiting for news back home. God have mercy.
— Darkness ~ (@fieryfeline94) December 7, 2016
For anyone looking to find updates on the airplane and passengers can contact at the PIA emergency helplines at the following numbers
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