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Pakistan grieves 47 killed in air crash

Pakistan grieves 47 killed in air crashPakistan on Thursday mourned the 47 victims of plane crashed Wednesday on a domestic flight from Chitral to Islamabad.

None of the people on board aircraft survived the accident, the airline´s chairman said.

"There are no survivors, no one has survived," Muhammad Azam Saigol told a press conference late on Wednesday, about five hours after flight PK661 from Chitral to the capital, Islamabad, crashed near the town of Havelian, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Saigol said the ATR-42 aircraft had undergone regular maintenance and had in October passed an "A-check" certification, conducted after every 500 hours of flight
operations.

"I think that there was no technical error or human error ...obviously there will be a proper investigation," he said.

Former famous Pakistani singer Junaid Jamshed, his wife Nahya, and Deputy Commissioner Osama Ahmed Waraich were also among the passengers on the ill fated plane.

Earlier, no survivors were likely in crash of Pakistani plane.
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