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PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Copyright © Imran Ehsan)

Broken dorsal fin of AP-BAL with letters 'BAL' visible. This photo was taken at crash site on July 14, 2006. AP-BAL crashed within 50 seconds after takeoff from Multan Airport on July 10, 2006. The crash killed all 41 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the aircraft. A young girl on the ground also became victim of this accident. The ill-fated aircraft was operating flight PK-688 from Multan to Lahore


Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Copyright © Imran Ehsan)

Feathered propeller blades of engine number 2 of AP-BAL that crashed after takeoff from Multan Airport on July 10, 2006. This photo was taken at crash site on July 14, 2006. Poor maintenance work was blamed for the failure of this Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 532-7E turboprop engine during ill-fated aircraft's takeoff run. The twin-engine Fokker crashed within 50 seconds after takeoff from Multan Airport. The crash killed all 41 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the aircraft. A young girl on the ground also became victim of this accident. The aircraft was operating flight PK-688 from Multan to Lahore



PIA McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30

McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30  (Abbas Ali Collection)

Tail section of burned-out AP-AXE at Karachi Airport. The DC-10 was completely destroyed by fire that erupted in its cabin on the night of February 2, 1981. The aircraft was undergoing maintenance work inside a hangar at the time of incident. Luckily there was no loss of human life


PIA McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30

McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30  (Abbas Ali Collection)

Engine number two of burned-out AP-AXE at Karachi Airport. The tail section with this engine fell to ground when the DC-10 was completely destroyed by fire that erupted in its cabin on the night of February 2, 1981. The aircraft was undergoing maintenance work inside a hangar at the time of incident. Luckily there was no loss of human life




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