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History of PIA - Pakistan International Airlines

Photo Gallery of PIA's Finest Men and Women

Capt. Ali Akhtar Khan

Capt. Ali Akhtar Khan  (Abbas Ali Collection)

Capt. Ali Akhtar Khan at the controls of a PIA Lockheed Super Constellation. He died as commander of PIA Boeing 720B flight PK-705 that crashed near Cairo Airport on May 20, 1965. At the time of his death Capt. Ali Akhtar Khan was the senior most pilot in PIA. His co-pilot on the ill-fated Cairo flight was another very senior pilot Capt. Afzal Johri. The death of two senior captains in Cairo crash was a huge loss for PIA


Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan

Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan  (Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan Family Collection)

Young Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan operating PIA Douglas DC-3 Dakota flight



Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan

Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan  (Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan Family Collection)

PIA McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (AP-AXC) performing flight PK-784 from Frankfurt to Istanbul under the command of Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan


Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan

Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan  (Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan Family Collection)

Capt. Khusro Nawaz Khan at Jeddah Airport on May 6, 1976, to operate PIA flight PK-876 to Karachi with McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (AP-AXD). It was his last flight as DC-10 commander before transitioning to Boeing 747




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