Pakistani authorities have confirmed that all 47-people travelling on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK661 were killed when it crashed in the Havelian area of the country’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on December 7. The aircraft was operating a domestic service from Chitral Airport (IATA: CJL) to Islamabad (ISB) with 42 passengers and five crew.
PIA’s Chairman, Muhammad Azam Saigol, told local reporters that one of the pilots had reported an engine problem and then made a mayday call shortly before losing contact with air traffic controllers.
Mr Saigol added that an investigation is already underway and stated: “I want to make it clear that it was a perfectly sound aircraft. I think there was no technical error or human error.”