ISLAMABAD Dec 7 None of the dozens of people on
board a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft that
crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday
survived the accident, the airline's chairman said.
"There are no survivors, no one has survived," Muhammad Azam
Saigol told a press conference late on Wednesday, about five
hours after flight PK661 from Chitral to the capital, Islamabad,
crashed near the town of Havelian, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
The airline had earlier announced 48 people were on board
Saigol said the ATR-42 aircraft had undergone regular
maintenance and had in October passed an "A-check"
certification, conducted after every 500 hours of flight
"I think that there was no technical error or human error
... obviously there will be a proper investigation," he said.
(Reporting by Asad Hashim, editing by Larry Kign)