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Crash of a Cessna 402 in Karachi: 8 killed

Accident description

  • Feb 24, 2003
  • AP-BFG
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Government
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Karachi-Kaboul
  • 402-1304
  • 1977
  • Karachi, Sindh (سنڌ سندھ)
  • Pakistan
  • Asia
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 8
  • 6793

  • While climbing to 9,000 feet, the twin engine aircraft suddenly dove into the Arabian Sea. The Pakistan board of investigations determined that the probable cause of this accident was a structural failure due to overload. The aircraft weight was 7,183 lbs at the time of the accident as the maximum load written in the operational manual is 6,300 lbs. The aircraft totalized 6,793 flying hours.