Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. Only events since 1970 are included.
- 6 August 1970; Pakistan International Airlines F27; AP-ALM; near Rawalpindi, Pakistan: The aircraft, which was on a scheduled domestic flight from Rawalpindi to Lahore, Pakistan, entered a steep dive and crashed about three minutes after a night takeoff in poor weather. All four crew members and 26 passengers were killed.
- 31 December 1970; Pakistan International Airlines F27; AP-AUV; near Shamshernagar, Pakistan: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight, and during an attempted go around the aircraft lost altitude and impacted about 300 feet (90 meters) short of the runway. All four crew members survived, but seven of the 31 passengers were killed.
- 8 December 1972; Pakistan International Airlines F27; AP-AUS; flight 631; near Jalot, Pakistan: The aircraft was on a domestic scheduled flight from Gilgit to Rawalpindi, Pakistan, when it struck high ground during a during rainy weather conditions. All five crew members and 28 passengers were killed.
- 26 November 1979; Pakistan International Airlines 707-300; AP-AWZ; flight 740; near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A fire developed in the rear of the passenger cabin about 18 minutes after takeoff. During the emergency air turn back, the crew was incapacitated by smoke and fumes and the aircraft crashed about 87 miles (140 km) from the airport. The source of the fire was not determined. All 11 crew members and 145 passengers were killed.
- 2 March 1981; Pakistan International Airlines 720B; flight 326; en route from Karachi to Peshawar, Pakistan: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Karachi to Peshawar, Pakistan when it was taken over by three hijackers. The aircraft was diverted to Kabul, Afghanistan, one passenger, who was a Pakistani diplomat, was killed on the fifth day of hijacking. The aircraft flew to Damascus, Syria and March 9th, where the hijacking ended after 13 days. All nine crew members survived and one of the 129 passengers were killed.
- 23 October 1986; Pakistan International Airlines F27; AP-AUX; near Peshawar, Pakistan: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Lahore to Peshawar, Pakistan, and while on a night approach to Peshawar struck the ground about 2.5 miles (4 km) short of the runway during a night approach. Four of the five crew members and 9 of the 49 passengers were killed.
- 25 August 1989; Pakistan International Airlines F27; AP-BBF; flight 404; near Jalot, Pakistan: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Gilgit to Islamabad, Pakistan, and was reported missing after a flight through mountain valleys in poor weather. All five crew members and 49 passengers were presumed killed.
- 28 September 1992; Pakistan International Airlines A300B4; AP-BCP; flight 268; near Kathmandu, Nepal: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Karachi, Pakistan to Kathmandu, Nepal. The crew was flying an approach about 1300 feet (400 meters) lower than planned when the aircraft collided with high ground. The event happened in daylight and with clouds shrouding the mountains. All 12 crew and 155 passengers were killed
- 10 July 2006; Pakistan International Airlines F27; AP-BAL; flight 688; Multan, Pakistan: Shortly after takeoff on a scheduled domestic flight from Multan to Lahore, the aircraft experienced engine problems, lost altitude, struck a power line, and crashed in a field near the airport. All four crew members and 41 passengers were killed.
- 24 June 2014; Pakistan International Airlines ; A310-300; AP-BGN; flight PK756; Peshawar, Pakistan
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, Pakistan, when it was struck by several bullets shortly before landing.
Two cabin crew members and one passenger were hit, and the passenger died of her injuries.
There were no other injuries among the 10 other crew members or 177 other passengers.
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- 7 December 2016; Pakistan International Airlines ; ATR 42-500; AP-BHO; flight PK661; near Havelian, Pakistan
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Chitral to Islamabad, Pakistan.
While en route, the crew reported that there was an engine problem, and that the aircraft was descending.
Shortly afterwards, the crew declared an emergency.
The aircraft crashed into a hillside and caught fire.
All five crew members and 42 passengers were killed.
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- 22 May 2020; Pakistan International Airlines A320-200; AP-BLD; flight PK8303; Karachi, Pakistan:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Lahore to Karachi, Pakistan.
During the first landing attempt, the both engines scraped against the runway, damaging the lower portions of both engines.
The crew rejected that landing and during the second approach the landing gear were observed in an extended postion.
At some point after the first landing attempt, the Ram Air Tubine (RAT) had been deployed.
The crew was unable to reach the airport on the second landing attempt, crashing in a densely populated residential area less than a mile from the runway.
All eight crew members and 89 of the 91 passengers passengers were killed. Several people on the ground, as well as the two surving passengers, were seriously injured
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