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Gilgit–Baltistan (گلگت – بلتستان)

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 near Bunji: 54 killed

Date & Time: Aug 25, 1989 at 0745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-BBF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Gilgit - Islamabad
MSN:
10207
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
49
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
54
Aircraft flight hours:
44524
Aircraft flight cycles:
41685
Circumstances:
Nine minutes after takeoff from Gilgit Airport, while flying in poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Bunji, about 40 km southeast of Gilgit. The wreckage was found in an isolated area few hours later and all 54 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
For unknown reasons, the crew failed to follow the correct route after departure and the aircraft's altitude was insufficient.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Gilgit

Date & Time: Jun 5, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-AXF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gilgit - Gilgit
MSN:
10354
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
25451
Aircraft flight cycles:
33931
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight at Gilgit Airport, completing touch-and-goes. After touchdown, at a speed of 90 knots, the pilot-in-command decided to abandon the takeoff procedure for unknown reasons and initiated an emergency braking maneuver. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The takeoff was aborted at a speed of 90 knots with a V1 speed fixed at 96 knots.

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 a Douglas C-47-DL in Skardu

Date & Time: Oct 13, 1954
Operator:
Registration:
AP-AAF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Skardu – Rawalpindi
MSN:
4562
YOM:
1942
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
At liftoff, an engine failed when the undercarriage has just been raised. The airplane stalled and belly landed, skidded for dozen yards, overran and came to rest. All 11 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure at liftoff.