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Pakistani Plane Crashes With Dozens On Board

The aircraft lost contact with the control tower during a domestic flight from Chitral in the country's north to the capital city, Islamabad.
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Pakistani Plane Crashes With Dozens On Board

A Pakistan International Airlines plane with over 40 people on board crashed in a mountainous area of the country Wednesday.

According to the airline, the plane lost contact with the control tower during a domestic flight from the town of Chitral in the north to the capital city, Islamabad. Officials confirmed the pilot sent a mayday call just before communication was cut off.

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Military reports say more than a dozen bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. A government official at the scene says it's unlikely anyone on board survived.

Authorities are trying to determine what caused the crash.