A PAKISTAN Airlines flight with more than 40 people on board has crashed in the north of the country, it has been reported.

PK-661 departed from Chitral at 3:30pm and disappeared from the air control radar soon after take off. There were 47 people, including 5 crew members on board the aircraft.

Geo News and Dawn News channels both reported 47 people were on board of the missing aircraft. A PIA spokesman could not be reached for comment.

Geo News, citing civil aviation sources, said the plane lost contact with civil aviation authority at around 4.30 p.m. (1130 GMT).

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