The military said 40 bodies had been recuperated and save endeavors required around 500 officers, specialists and paramedics. The bodies were moved to the Ayub Medical Center in close-by Abbottabad, around 12 miles away.
“There are no survivors, nobody has survived,” said Muhammad Azam Saigol, the administrator for Pakistan International Airlines. PIA-worked flight PK661, which slammed in course from Chitral to the capital, Islamabad.
Junaid Jamshed, an outstanding Pakistani pop star turned zealous Muslim minister, was among those dreaded dead, an aircraft official said. PIA said the chief of the flight had reported losing power in one motor minutes before its plane lost contact with the control tower in course to the capital.
The aircraft said the plane slammed at 4:42 pm nearby time (1142 GMT) in the Havelian region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa area, around 40km (25 miles) north of Islamabad. Chitral, where the flight started, is a prevalent visitor goal in Pakistan. Saigol said the ATR turboprop air ship had experienced customary support and in October had passed an “A-check” upkeep affirmation, performed after each 500 flight hours.
He said a full examination of the crash, including worldwide offices, would be directed. “The greater part of the bodies are scorched to the point of being indistinguishable. The flotsam and jetsam are scattered,” Taj Muhammad Khan, an administration official situated in Havelian, told Reuters.
Khan, who was at the crash site, said witnesses let him know “the air ship has slammed in a precipitous range, and before it hit the ground it was ablaze”. Pakistani TV demonstrated a trail of destruction overwhelmed on fire on a mountain slant. Irfan Elahi, the administration’s avionics secretary, told media the plane endured motor issues yet it was too soon to decide the reason for the mishap.