December 07, 2016, the day which proved to be a disastrous one in the families of those aboard the Pakistan International Airline’s flight PK 661 which was headed towards Islamabad from Chitral.
47 people lost their lives in the crash which took place near Hawelian in Abbottabad district. One of the most prominent people onboard the ill-fated domestic flight was the religious scholar Junaid Jamshed, who was also declared dead following the crash.
The Civil Aviation Authority’s Report
The initial report said that no passenger survived the deadly crash which was caused by a structural failure. Damage to the left engine caused it to explode at a height of 13,375 feet at around 4:12 pm. The pilot gave a distress call, however, the plane lost communication with the radar and smashed into the hillside near Hawelian one minute after the mayday call.
The Black Box data revealed that the engines were perfectly fine at the time of the take-off from Chitral, while one of the engines was still functioning at the time of the crash and that the pilot didn’t try to land the aircraft before the crash.
The final report is yet to be published by the CAA which remains to be a mystery despite the fact that a year has passed since the horrific incident.
Social Media Saddened
Social media has expressed the sorrow on the first death-anniversary of those who lost their lives in the tragic crash.
— Saima Mohsin (@SaimaMohsin) December 7, 2017
Junaid Jamshed was loved by everyone alike.
Everyone is waiting for the report to be published.
— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) December 7, 2017
Its hard to believe what happened last year.
— Tanveer Nawaz Khan (@tnawazkhan) December 7, 2017
A dreadful memory, indeed.
7th Dec a dreadful memory for all the families & friends of passengers of #PK661
For all those who grew up with the soft voice of #JunaidJamshed in their lives he will always be remembered with much love and prayers. RIP
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) December 7, 2017
His Naats were sorely missed during Ramadan.
7 december 2016. It's been a year & still the pain of losing the Greatest personality #JunaidJamshed is in our hearts.We'll always miss him. What an amazing person he was!
May Allah Grant him highest place in Jannah..Ameen#Pk661 #Jj pic.twitter.com/8xgwWrT4KK
— ᴊᴏᴡᴇʀɪᴀ (@JoweriaMalik_) December 7, 2017
May Allah grant him and the other victims the highest place in Jannah.
بچھڑا کچھ اس ادا سے کے رت ہی بدل گئی
ایک شخص سارے شہر کو ویران کر گیا
اللہ سبحانہ وتعالی جنید جمشید شہیدؒ کو جنت الفردوس میں اعلی مقام عطا فرمائے، آمین.#JunaidJamshed #JunaidJamshaid #PK661 #7December #7dec2016 #RIPJunaidJamshed #dildilpakistan #pakistan #urdu #missyou #memory
— No Exaggeration کوئی مبالغہ نہیں (@obeekhan) December 7, 2017
An unforgettable picture.
— Shayan Jafry (@ShayanJafry1) December 7, 2017
Its hard to imagine what the families of the martyrs went through.
— Alvina Sajid (@AlvinaSajid_) December 7, 2017
Let’s recite Fateha for the deceased.
On this day, we have lost many precious lives in a deadly plane crash. Let's recite dua-e-maghfirat for all those who lost their lives, may Allah Almighty grant them highly ranks in Jannah-ul-firdous. Aameen
#PIA #ATR #PK661 pic.twitter.com/CwPE8RZDF3
— Waqas Bashir Memon (@wbmemon) December 7, 2017