Pakistan Airplane Crash Victims

Pakistani officials said Wednesday that a Pakistani International Airlines plane has crashed in Pakistan with 42 passengers, five crew members, and an engineer aboard.

According to NPR, Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority confirmed there were no survivors.

The aircraft, operating as flight PK-661, lost contact with a control tower around 4:40 p.m. shortly after taking off from Chitral in northern Pakistan on its way to Islamabad.

Among the plane's passengers, according to multiple news sources, was the renowned singer-songwriter Junaid Jamshed, 52, and his wife, Ayesha Junaid.

Junaid Jamshed formerly sang with the Pakistani pop band Vital Signs and later enjoyed a successful solo career during the 1990s. He then became an Islamic preacher whose music focused on religious themes.

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