PIA regrets crash of its plane near Havelian

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP): A spokesman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday expressed its deep regret over the crash of its plane ATR-42 (AP-BHO) that crashed near Havelian.

In a statement, the spokesman said, “We deeply regret to announce that a PIA aircraft ATR-42 (AP-BHO) crashed near Havelian at 1642 hrs PST today, 7th December 2016. No further details of the accident are available at the moment. 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer were on board.”

“Rescue efforts are under way and we are also ascertaining the extent of damage to life of those on-board the aircraft.

PIA is doing everything possible to help the families of passengers and crew members for first hand information regarding the incident and damage.

The crash site is near a small village called Saddha Batolni near Havelian,” he added.