>> No survivors after a plane carrying 48 people crashed in a mountainous area of North Pakistan. The military says it's recovered 40 bodies from the wreckage. The victims' relatives waiting at the airport for information about the Pakistan International Airlines flight. The ATR 42 turboprop aircraft bound for the capital Islamabad.
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. 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. The airline's chairman says the aircraft had undergone regular maintenance, passing an A-check certification in October. Plane crashes are not uncommon in Pakistan and safety standards are often criticized.