PIA ATR 42-500 (Photo: By Asuspine [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Pakistan International Flight 661 Crashes While Enroute to Islamabad

On Dec. 7, 2016 at 4:42PM local time, Pakistan International Airlines flight 661 vanished from the radar on its flight from Chitral to Islamabad. The flight, an ATR-42-500, was carrying 42 passengers and six crew members when it crashed outside of the town of Havelian. The flight departed Chitral around 3:30PM local time and crashed into a mountain side roughly an hour later. Initial reports state that the aircraft suffered an engine failure on the left Pratt & Whitney 127E…