Pakistan army troops and rescue workers search for bodies at the site of a plane crash, in a village near the town of Havelian, about 75 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of the capital, Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Aqeel Ahmed)

(Bloomberg) – A Pakistan International Airlines Corp. domestic flight carrying 48 people crashed near the northern city of Abbottabad on Wednesday killing everyone on board after the pilot reported an engine failure.

The ATR-42 aircraft came down near the village of Havelian after taking off at 3:30 p.m. local time from the northern town of Chitral, said Amir Mehboob, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority. The flight, which was heading to the nation’s capital of Islamabad, lost contact at 4:14 p.m. and caught fire after the crash, he said by phone.

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