photo of AP-ALW. PIA was launch customer for F27 Mark 400 and AP-ALW
was the first F27 Mark 400 built by Fokker company and it was
delivered to PIA on October 19, 1961.
The F27 Mark 400 was equipped with large side cargo door and it
was used not only for passenger flights but also for charter
flights to transport large cargo items for oil & gas exploration
companies to areas like Sui. The large side cargo door was used
for loading/unloading large size cargo items, machinery and
equipment of gas & oil exploration companies.
After serving PIA for more than
42 years, AP-ALW was retired in year 2003 and later broken-up