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>> A plane carrying more than 40 people crashing into a mountainous area in north Pakistan. The military says it's recovered at least 21 bodies from the wreckage. The Pakistan International Airlines flight was bound for the capital, Islamabad. The ATR 42 turbo prop aircraft taking off from the northern town of Chitral, losing contact with the control tower around 4:30 local time on Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly before it was scheduled to land. Survivors unlikely. A government official at the scene says bodies are burned beyond recognition. A Pakistani pop star turned Muslim cleric understood to be on board. Junaid Jamshed was a singer in one of Pakistan's first major rock bands in the 1990s. According to the flight manifest, there were several people on board with foreign names.
Plane crashes are not uncommon in Pakistan and safety standards are often criticized.