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PIA ATR 42-500

ATR 42-500  (Copyright © Raihan Shahzad)

Ex-AP-BHJ of PIA seen at Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP), Lahore, on May 17, 2013. Note PIA markings and aircraft registration AP-BHJ have been painted out. Engines of the aircraft also have been removed. AP-BHJ was damaged when it made undershot landing at Lahore Airport on August 31, 2012, as flight PK-653 from Islamabad. The aircraft's starboard side main landing gear and engine number 2 suffered substantial damage. Fortunately all 42 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the turboprop aircraft remained safe


PIA Douglas DC-3 Dakota

Douglas DC-3 Dakota  (Abbas Ali Collection)

On March 26, 1965, AP-AAH was operating PIA flight from Peshawar to Chitral when it crashed near 10,230 feet high Lowari Pass. The accident killed eighteen passengers and all four crew members. Four passengers were lucky to survive the accident



PIA Douglas DC-3 Dakota

Douglas DC-3 Dakota  (Abbas Ali Collection)

AP-ABD was declared damaged beyond economical repair after meeting an accident in Chitral on March 26, 1963


PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Henk den Rooijen Collection)

This photo shows AP-ALN at Chittagong Airport, East Pakistan, in 1960s. On July 5, 1994, AP-ALN with 4 crew members and 38 passengers onboard was operating flight PK-684 from Islamabad to Dera Ismail Khan. On final approach to Dera Ismail Khan Airport, the flight crew faced problems with no.1 engine. The approach was continued, but poor alignment with the runway forced the crew to go-around. The no. 2 engine was set at full power and gears and flaps were retracted, but the aircraft continued to lose height. A turn was made to avoid a river and the F27 touched down in a paddy field. The aircraft slid for 300 meters before colliding with a tree. Fortunately all passengers and crew members aboard the aircraft remained unhurt in this accident. AP-ALN was damaged beyond economical repairs and withdrawn from service after this accident




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