Date & Time: May 9, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew started the descent to Shaibah Airbase near Basra when all four engines stopped simultaneously. The captain elected to make an emergency landing in a desert area located 66 km northwest of the airport. The aircraft came to rest and was damaged beyond repair while all three crew members were unhurt. The crew was in charge to deliver the aircraft in Karachi as it was just on the Pakistan register since 4 days.
Failure of all four engines caused by a fuel exhaustion.