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Last updated: 12 December 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 20 mai 1965
Heure:01:48
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-040B
Compagnie:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Immatriculation: AP-AMH
Numéro de série: 18379/321
Année de Fabrication: 1962-10-19 (2 years 7 months)
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Equipage:victimes: 13 / à bord: 13
Passagers:victimes: 108 / à bord: 114
Total:victimes: 121 / à bord: 127
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 20 km S of Cairo International Airport (CAI) (   Egypte)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Dhahran International Airport (DHA/OEDR), Arabie Saoudite
Aéroport de destination:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypte
Numéro de vol:PK705
Détails:
A Boeing 720-040B passenger plane, operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was destroyed when it crashed while on approach to Cairo International Airport (CAI), Egypt. All 13 crew members and 108 passengers were killed. Six passengers survived.
Flight PK705 was the inaugural service from Karachi, Pakistan to London, U.K. Intermediate stops were planned at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Cairo, Egypt and Geneva, Switzerland.
The flight departed Dhahran at 21:22 UTC for Cairo. The flight was uneventful and at 23:40 UTC, 01:40 local time, it was cleared for a left-hand circuit for runway 34. At 23:45 the crew reported turning on finals. The Boeing 720 kept descending and struck the ground short of the runway in a slight left-bank attitude with its undercarriage up and flaps at 20 degrees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft did not maintain the adequate height for the circuit and continued to descend until it contacted the ground. The reason for that abnormal continuation of descent is unknown."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Vol I (113-117)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Dhahran International Airport et Cairo International Airport est de 1872 km (1170 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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