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Plane with 47 on board crashes in Pakistan

Islamabad : A Pakistani plane on a domestic flight with 47 people on board on Wednesday crashed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported.

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was flying from the northern city of Chitral to Islamabad when it crashed, Xinhua news agency said quoting Pakistani media.

The plane, whose pilot gave a distress call before it went off the radar, went down in a mountainous area, Pakistani newspapers and television channels reported.

The accident took place near the town of Abbottabad.

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