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Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem
World | incidents | 14:19, 08 December 2016 | 1213

AKIPRESS.COM - The pilot of a flight that crashed in Pakistan made a mayday call just before losing contact, BBC reports.

He also told flight controllers of an engine problem at 16:09 local time (11:09 GMT) on Wednesday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Muhammad Azam Saigol told reporters.

All 47 people on the twin-propeller plane flying to Islamabad were killed.

An investigation is ongoing, but the carrier has insisted strict checks left "no room for any technical error".

"I want to make it clear that it was a perfectly sound aircraft," Mr Saigol said. "I think there was no technical error or human error."

A flight data recorder has been found, the airline said.

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