Crash of a Beechcraft 350i Super King Air in Islamabad: 19 killed

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2019 at 1400 LT
Operator:
Registration:
766
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Chaklala - Chaklala
MSN:
FL-766
YOM:
2011
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Chaklala-Nur Khan AFB with five crew members on board for a local training flight. In unknown circumstances, it went out of control and crashed in flames onto several houses located in the suburb of Mora Kalu, about 10 km south of Chaklala-Nur Khan AFB, Islamabad. The aircraft and several houses were destroyed. All five crew members as well as 14 people on the ground were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130E Hercules at Chaklala-Nur Khan AFB

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2018 at 1438 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4180
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chaklala - Chaklala
MSN:
4180
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Chaklala-Nur Khan AFB in Islamabad. Upon touchdown, a tyre burst and the airplane went out of control. It veered off runway to the right and collided with a concrete wall before coming to rest in flames. All nine occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. It is believed that the landing was hard.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Chaklala AFB, Islamabad

Date & Time: Sep 10, 1998 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
23491
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3701
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Chaklala AFB, Islamabad: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 10, 1998 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
24143
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chaklala-Chaklala
MSN:
3781
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5

Crash of a Lockheed L-382B-4C Hercules near Chaklala AFB: 22 killed

Date & Time: Apr 30, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
64145
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
4145
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
While cruising in clouds, the airplane went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion near the Chaklala Airbase. All 22 occupants were killed, most of them civilians.
Probable cause:
It is believed the loss of control was caused by severe turbulences encountered while cruising in poor weather conditions.

Crash of a Bristol 170 Freighter 31M at Chaklala AFB: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S4426
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
13174
YOM:
1954
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Chaklala AFB, while in initial climb, the airplane stalled and crashed in flames, killing all seven occupants.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-40-DK on Mt Lash Golath: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1956 at 1455 LT
Operator:
Registration:
AP-ACZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Gilgit – Chaklala
MSN:
16813/33561
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft took off at 0820 hours West Pakistan Standard Time from Chaklala aerodrome on a charter flight to Gilgit. After landing at 1014 hours at Gilgit, the captain advised the passengers and ground staff that he would not carry passengers on the return flight due to the very bad weather conditions en route. At 1400, AP-ACZ departed Gilgit on the return flight and at 1410 was in wireless telegraphy communication with Gilgit aerodrome. At 1421, Chaklala passed on to the aircraft the latest MET observation and the transmission was acknowledged. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft until 1454 when the following SOS was picked up by the ground stations and two other aircraft: 'SOS APACZ INDUS mouth position trapped in bad weather, Indus mouth. Chaklala aerodrome acknowledged the SOS but failed to contact the aircraft. The flight crashed on the peak of Lash Golath mountain at a height of approximately 14,000 to 15,000 feet. All three crew members, the sole occupants, were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was attributed to pilot error while he was attempting a flight beyond his ability or experience.
Final Report:

Crash of an Avro 691 Lancastrian XPP in Mauripur: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 1948 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-ACM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chaklala – Mauripur
MSN:
37031
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Chaklala Airport in Islamabad, carrying a load of military goods. On final approach to Mauripur Airport, while at an altitude of 300 feet, the aircraft pitched up and down and then went into a nose down attitude. Out of control, it plunged into the earth and crashed in a near vertical angle near the runway 22 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all four crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Poor judgement on the part of the crew who led the aircraft stalling on final approach. The following factors were considered as contributory:
- the airplane was probably overloaded,
- the center of gravity was probably out of the enveloppe when control was lost,
- as the load was not properly secured, it probably shifted during the approach.