Plane With 40 Aboard Goes Missing in Pakistan

Air traffic controllers lost contact
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 7, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Plane With 40 Aboard Goes Missing in Pakistan
File photo of a Pakistan International Airlines plane.   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes has gone missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on board, reports the AP. Daniyal Gilani, the spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, says their ATR-42 aircraft carrying around 40 passengers and crew lost touch Wednesday with the control tower. He says all resources are being mobilized to locate the plane. A local police official told state-run Pakistan Television that the plane went down in a village in the northwest and that rescuers are trying to reach the site of the crash. (More plane crash stories.)

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