Date & Time: Feb 24, 2003 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 402
Registration:
AP-BFG
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Karachi-Kaboul
MSN:
402-1304
YOM:
1977
Country:
Pakistan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
6793
Circumstances:

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.