Portal Interactive: Plane Crash a Mystery of Pakistan

  •  This article have been shared by Farjad Akmal from Karachi, Pakistan

Date: August 6, 1970

Time: 02:17

Type: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200

Registration: AP-ALM

C/n: 10163

Year built: 1960

Total airframe hours: 19000 hours

Cycles: 26000 cycles

Crew: 4 fatalities/4 on board

Passengers: 26 fatalities/26 on board

Total: 30 fatalities/30 on board

Location: Rawalpindi; 11nm SE (Pakistan)

At 02.14h, the F27 took off from Rawalpindi for a 44-minute flight to Lahore. About three minutes later the aircraft crashed into the ground, left wing low at high speed. Weather was bad at the time of the accident: thunderstorms in heavy rainfall and gusty winds.(Strong MONSOON clouds were penetrating near ISD/RWP)

PIA Boeing 720-040B wreckage

Date: September 15, 1985


Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300

Registration: AP-BCH

C/n: 768

Year built: 1981

Crew: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Location: Islamabad International Airport (Pakistan)


Remarks: On September 15, 1985, a pair of PIA de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 aircraft (AP-BCG and AP-BCH) parked at Islamabad International Airport collided with each other due to bad weather and strong winds. AP-BCH suffered serious damage in this incident. Eventually both Twin Otters (AP-BCG & AP-BCH) were repaired and returned to service.(STRONG WINDS DUE TO INCURSION OF MOISTURE)

PIA Boeing 707-340C



Date: August 25, 1989

Time: 07:45

Type: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200

Registration: AP-BBF

C/n: 10207

Year built: 1962

Total airframe hours: 44524 hours

Cycles: 41685 cycles

Crew: 5 fatalities/5 on board

Passengers: 49 fatalities/49 on board

Total: 54 fatalities/54 on board

Location: Bunji (Pakistan)

Phase: Climb

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Gilgit – Islamabad

Flight number: PK-404

Remarks: The F27 took off from Gilgit at 07.36h and crashed in the Himalayan mountains.That was an accident that shake my mind i was shocked when i heard that plane debris was never recovered.IT lost near Himayliyan Range.SOme say that jins took over them or some unusal creature took them away but only ALLAH KNOWS BEST.

PIA Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 200

Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200  (Copyright © ATDB)

This photo shows ill fated AP-BBF at Karachi Airport in 1984. On August 25, 1989, AP-BBF vanished in Himalayan mountains. The aircraft was operating early morning flight from Gilgit to Islamabad. The wreckage of this unlucky Fokker was never found. AP-BBF was carrying a total of 54 people including 5 crew members and 49 passengers. Flight crew included Capt. Ahsan Aftab Bilgrami and Capt.

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