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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Sadiqabad: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
AP-AMB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rahim Yar Khan - Rahim Yar Khan
MSN:
1415
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Rahim Yar Khan-Sheikh Zayed Airport and was spraying pesticide in the area to tackle another wave of locust attacks, which began in December 2019, on the request of the district administration. In unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in a sandy area located in Sadiqabad, killing both crew members, a pilot and a flight engineer. They were completing a mission on behalf of the Department of Agriculture of Pakistan. Initial investigations suggest the plane crashed due to a technical fault.

Crash of a Boeing 737-4H6 in Lahore

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2015 at 0927 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-BJO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Karachi – Lahore
MSN:
27166/2410
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
SAI142
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
112
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to runway 36L at Lahore-Allama Iqbal Airport was completed in marginal weather conditions with a horizontal visibility up to 1,500 meters. For unknown reason, the crew landed on the left side of the runway, on a grassy area. The aircraft rolled for several yards and contacted a concrete perpendicular taxiway. The impact caused both main landing gears to be sheared off and the aircraft skidded few dozen meters before coming to rest on its belly 2,500 meters past the runway threshold. All 119 occupants were evacuated, among them 10 were injured. The aircraft is written off.

Crash of an ATR42-500 in Lahore

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2012 at 1510 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-BHJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Islamabad - Lahore
MSN:
657
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
PIA653
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
42
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Islamabad, crew started the descent to runway 36R in marginal weather conditions. On touch down on a wet runway, right main gear collapsed. Aircraft slid for 1,700 feet before exiting the runway to the right and coming to rest 60 feet further on. All 46 occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. Five minutes after the accident, the weather briefing was as follow: OPLA 311015Z 16009KT 3000 RA BKN040 OVC100 29/24 Q1003. But ten minutes prior to the crash, the weather briefing was as follow: OPLA 311000Z 33008KT 4000 -RA SCT040 BKN100 32/24 Q1002 TEMPO 31030KT 2000 TSRA FEW030CB. Thus, the conditions were considered as marginal with turbulence, wind to 30 knots and CB's at 3,000 feet. On 11SEP2012, the French BEA reported that the aircraft touched down just at the beginning of the paved surface (undershoot area) to the right of the extended runway 36R centerline, causing the right mains gear to collapse.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 200 in Multan: 45 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2006 at 1205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AP-BAL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Multan - Lahore
MSN:
10243
YOM:
1964
Flight number:
PK688
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
41
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
45
Captain / Total flying hours:
9320
Captain / Total hours on type:
138.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
520
Copilot / Total hours on type:
303
Aircraft flight hours:
73591
Aircraft flight cycles:
83485
Circumstances:
On 10 July 2006, F-27 Fokker registration No AP-BAL, belonging to Pakistan International Airline was scheduled to fly from Multan to Lahore. The aircraft had 45 souls on board including four crew members. The Captain of the aircraft was Captain Hamid Qureshi. The aircraft took off for Lahore at 1205 hours Pakistan Standard Time (PST) from Multan Runway 36. Soon after takeoff, the aircraft was observed by the ATC and other eyewitnesses to be maintaining very low altitude and drifting right in a bank. ATC Control tower tried to establish contact with aircraft, but no contact was established. Subsequently a call from the local resident was received stating that an aircraft had crashed at about 2 km, NE of the Runway. All souls on board the aircraft sustained fatal injuries and the aircraft was completely burned.
Probable cause:
Accidents and losses are part of aviation business, but avoidable accidents hurt us the most. PIA or any other company can ill afford such losses. In this accident, while the aircraft had developed a problem in its right engine turbine, resulting in the engine failure, yet a professional handling by the aircrew could have saved 45 precious lives and a valuable aircraft. It is also felt that this accident may not be viewed as an isolated case of a pilot’s failure to handle the emergency. The problems were observed to be complex and deep routed and reflect towards the organization and her culture. The occurrence (right engine failure) took place due to improper assembly during overhaul. Quality Control system of PIA Engineering appears to be ineffective in detecting the weaknesses. The accident took place due to improper handling of the emergency by the air crew which reflected towards in adequacies of PIA Training/Assessment and Scheduling System. The CAA Airworthiness, too, can not be absolved of their responsibilities of regulating and monitoring the quality control system at PIAC Engineering.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed C-130B Hercules in Bahawalpur: 30 killed

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1988 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
23494
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bahawalpur - Islamabad
MSN:
3708
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bahawalpur Airport, while in initial climb, the four engine aircraft went out of control and crashed 7 km from the airport. All 30 occupants were killed, among them Muhammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of the Republic of Pakistan, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Akhtar Abdur Rahman, Brigadier Siddique Salik, several high ranking officers of the Pakistan Army and also the American Ambassador to Pakistan Arnold Lewis Raphel. They were returning to Islamabad following a US M1 Abrams tank demonstration in Bahawalpur.
Probable cause:
Due to the presence of officials on board, it was believed that the accident was the consequence of sabotage but this could not be proven. About 20 years later, in 2008, the British newspaper 'The Times' reported that, back in 1988, an analysis conducted by a US laboratory found 'extensive contamination' by brass and aluminium particles in the elevator booster package. This may have caused sluggish controls leading to overcontrol. This in turn may have led to the pilots losing control at low altitude soon after takeoff. Nevertheless, the exact cause of the accident remains unclear.

Crash of a Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II in Mankera: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 6, 1984
Registration:
AP-AYQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Quetta – Dera Ismail Khan
MSN:
421B-0899
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing a flight from Quetta to Dera Ismail Khan when it crashed under unknown circumstances in Mankera, Punjab. The pilot and two passengers were killed while a third passenger survived, Sardar Farooq Shaukat Khan Lodhi, Governor of the Province of Baluchistan.

Ground collision of two Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Lahore

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
23488
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3698
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Collided in unknown circumstances with a second Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Pakistan Air Force at Lahore Airport. There were no casualties.

Ground collision of two Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Lahore

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
10687
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4117
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Collided in unknown circumstances with a second Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Pakistan Air Force at Lahore Airport. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Fletcher FU-24-950 in Lahore

Date & Time: Aug 18, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-EFS
Flight Type:
MSN:
222
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in Lahore while on a delivery flight. Occupant's fate unknown.

Crash of a Beechcraft B60 Duke in Bahawalpur: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1974 at 2350 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N8184R
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
P-297
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5800
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Circumstances:
The pilot was in charge to deliver the aircraft to an operator based at Calcutta Airport. While cruising by night, the pilot encountered technical problems with the right engine and was forced to shut it down and to feather its propeller. Shortly later, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent, broke up in the air at high speed and crashed in a field. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
Uncontrolled descent for undetermined reason. The following factors were reported:
- Fire or explosion in flight,
- Airframe failure in flight,
- Right engine feathered, not secured,
- High speed brakeup.
Final Report: