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Thursday, 08 December 2016 - 7:24
Pakistan plane crash: All 48 on board killed
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All 48 people on board a Pakistan International Airlines plane were killed when it crashed in the north of the country.

The national carrier Flight PK-661 has been accused of safety failures in the past, but insisted strict checks on this plane left no room for any technical error, and said they would be carrying out an investigation, though the focus at the moment is to retrieve dead bodies from the wreckage.

The airline said Flight PK-661 was carrying 43 passengers and five crew members when it lost contact with a control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad. It crashed into the mountains near Abbottabad and Havelian.

Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority said 46 of the 48 bodies have been recovered.

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