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PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Copyright © Fokker)

PIA Fokker F27 (AP-AUR) seen on Fokker aircraft production line in the Netherlands in 1966. It was delivered to PIA on April 30, 1966 and served PIA for more than thirty eight years. On June 16, 2004, AP-AUR was damaged beyond repair after meeting an accident at Chitral Airport. Click here to see photos of AP-AUR damaged after its accident at Chitral Airport


PIA Airbus A300B4-203

Airbus A300B4-203  (Copyright © Umar Anis)

PIA's ill-fated AP-BCP photographed by Umar Anis at Lahore Airport on March 31, 1987. When Umar took this photo the A300 was completing PIA flight PK-302 from Karachi to Lahore under the command of Capt. Asad Ali. Five years later, on September 28, 1992, AP-BCP crashed into a hill, in poor visibility and misty weather conditions, minutes before landing at Kathmandu valley's Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. 167 people died in this accident



PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Copyright © Fokker)

This photo taken on December 9, 1960 shows PIA's very first F27 on a test flight under Fokker's pre-delivery Dutch registration PH-FCB. This aircraft was delivered to PIA as AP-ALM on January 3, 1961. On August 6, 1970, AP-ALM crashed just three minutes after take off from Rawalpindi for a flight to Lahore. At the time of accident, weather was not good for flying with heavy rain and strong wind. All 30 people on board (4 crew members and 26 passengers) lost their lives in this tragic crash


PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Leonardo Pinzauti Collection)

This rare color photo from Leonardo's collection shows AP-ALX at Karachi Airport in 1960s. On December 12, 1971, AP-ALX crashed near Pakistan's border with Iran. There were four crew members aboard the aircraft and unfortunately all of them died in this accident




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