A domestic flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with at least 40 passengers an crew on board crashed on Wednesday en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral, a local official said.

Laiq Shah, a senior police official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, said flight PK 661 crashed near the town of Havelian, Abbottabad.

Airline spokesman Danyal Gilani earlier said the plane had “disappeared.

Civil aviation officials said there were 47 passengers and crew on board. There were unlikely to be any survivors, a government official on the scene said. “All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition. The debris is scattered,” Taj Muhammad Khan, a government official based in the Havelian region, told Reuters.

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