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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 Crashes Killing all 48 people on board (Full Passenger List)

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Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation's history.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down after one of its two turboprop engines failed while travelling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad, the civil aviation authority said.
Rescuers, including hundreds of villagers, pulled the charred remains from the wreckage of the aircraft, parts of which were found hundreds of metres away from the main site in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Pakistani officials of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) look at the wreckages of crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the site in the village of ...
Pakistani officials of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) look at the wreckages of crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the site in the village of Saddha Batolni in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on December 7, 2016 ©AAMIR QURESHI (AFP)
An AFP reporter at the site near the village of Saddha Batolni said part of the plane was still on fire more than five hours after the crash, as rescuers picked up torn human remains with their hands and placed them in bags before they were taken by ambulance to Islamabad for identification.
"The bodies were burnt so badly we could not recognise whether they were women or men," a villager in his thirties, who declined to give his name, told AFP.
"We put into sacks whatever we could find...and carried them down to the ambulance."
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Azam Saigol, the airline's chairman said the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which contacted ground authorities after one engine failed and issued a Mayday call at 4:14 pm (1114 GMT).
It began descending a minute later before disappearing from radar at 4:16 pm.
"This plane was technically sound, and was checked in October," he said, adding the captain had flown more than 12,000 hours and the aircraft was nine years old.
"Our focus now is to retrieve all the dead bodies," he added, vowing a full investigation.
A senior rescue official on the site who requested anonymity added: "The villagers told us that the plane was shaky before it crashed. It was about to hit the village but it seems that the pilot managed to drag the plane towards the hills."
Three foreigners were among the dead, officials said, with Austria's foreign ministry later confirming two of its nationals were killed and Chinese state media saying one of its nationals was also among the victims.
- Nation mourns ex-singer -
Among those on board was Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim, according to the Chitral airport manager and a local police official.
Tributes poured in on social media for the former lead singer of the country's first major pop band, whose popular "Dil Dil Pakistan" became an unofficial national anthem.
"The voice of my youth, the voice of my generation.... #JunaidJamshed you will be sorely missed," tweeted user Huma A Shah.
Wednesday's crash was the fourth deadliest on Pakistani soil.
Pakistan's most recent air disasters involved helicopters, both in 2015.
In May that year a Pakistani military helicopter crashed in a remote northern valley, killing eight people including the Norwegian, Philippine and Indonesian envoys and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian envoys.
In August 2015 another army helicopter crashed killing 12 people, all military.
The deadliest air disaster on Pakistani soil was in 2010, when an Airbus 321 operated by private airline Airblue and flying from Karachi crashed into the hills outside Islamabad while about to land, killing all 152 on board.
An official report blamed the accident on a confused captain and a hostile cockpit atmosphere.
- Chequered history -
But the deadliest accident involving PIA came when an Airbus A300 crashed into a cloud-covered hillside on approach to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu in 1992 after the plane descended too early, killing 167 people.
Most of the carrier's fleet, apart from its latest Boeing 777s, were banned from entering the European Union between March and November 2007.
Despite this, PIA has been crash-free for 10 years, and received a 7 out of 7 in its latest rating on the oft-cited AirlineRatings.com, which launched its annual listing in 2013.
French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR meanwhile issued a statement expressing its sympathies for the families of the crash victims.
Pakistan plane crash
Pakistan plane crash ©Sophie RAMIS, Simon MALFATTO (AFP)
Pakistani people gather outside the house of Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim, in Karachi on December 7, 2016, after his...
Pakistani people gather outside the house of Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim, in Karachi on December 7, 2016, after his death in plane crash ©RIZWAN TABASSUM (AFP)
Pakistani people hold candles in memory of victims of plane crash in Multan on December 7, 2016
Pakistani people hold candles in memory of victims of plane crash in Multan on December 7, 2016 ©SS MIRZA (AFP)

There were 31 men, nine women and two infants onboard the ill-fated flight.
The passenger list is below:

Pakistan International Airlines Passenger Manifest

Flight/Date – PK 0661 07DEC16
FROM CHITRAL─PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD─PAKISTAN
  1. Abid Qaiser
  2. Ahsan SS
  3. Ahtiram ul Haq
  4. Aisha
  5. Akbar Ali
  6. Akhtar Mehmood
  7. Amir Shoukat
  8. Amna Ahmed
  9. Maahrukh Ahmed
  10. Asim Waqas
  11. Ateeq Muhammad
  12. Farah Naz
  13. Farhat Aziz
  14. Gohar Ali
  15. Gul Norani
  16. Haji Nawaz
  17. Han Qiang
  18. Harald Kessler
  19. Hassan Ali
  20. Herwig Eichelbenger
  21. Junaid Nayha
  22. Khan Junaid Jamshed
  23. Mehmood Atud
  24. Mirza Gul
  25. Farhan Ali
  26. Muhammad Ali Khan
  27. Muhammad Khalid Masood
  28. Muhammad Khan
  29. Muhammad Khawar
  30. Muhammad Nouman Shafique
  31. Muhammad Takbeer Khan
  32. Nisar Uddin
  33. Osama Ahmed Warraich
  34. Rani Mehreen
  35. Salman Zainulabidin
  36. Sami SA
  37. Samina Gul
  38. Shamshad Begum
  39. Taiba Aziz
  40. Taimoor Arshid
  41. Umara Khan
  42. Zahida Perveen
Total Passengers
Male – 31 Female ─ 9 Infants ─ 2


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Following are the pictures of some of those who were onboard:
Junaid Jamshed
Junaid Jamshed
DC Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich
DC Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich
Ahtiramul Haq
Ahtiramul Haq
Salman
Salman
Ahmed Mansoor Janjua
Ahmed Mansoor Janjua
Captain Saleh Janjua
Captain Saleh Janjua
Sadaf Farooq
Sadaf Farooq
Asma Adil
Asma Adil
Aly Akram
Aly Akram

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