At least 43 bodies have been recovered from the site of a plane crash Wednesday near Abbottabad, Pakistan, local police said.
A total of 48 people were on board, according to Pakistan International Airlines.
The airline said the ATR-42 aircraft was carrying 48 people -- 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer -- when it lost contact with a control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad.
Pop star-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed was among those on board Flight PK-661, his manager, Arsalan Khan, told CNN.
Jamshed soared to fame in the 1980s with Vital Signs, one of the most iconic pop bands in Pakistan.
After a successful career as a solo singer in the 1990s, Jamshed gave up pop stardom to focus on religious music, or "nasheeds."
His last tweet, posted Sunday, showed pictures of "Heaven on Earth" in Chitral -- the northern Pakistan city where the plane took off.
Authorities have not given a number of casualties