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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 6 August 1970
Time:02:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-ALM
C/n / msn: 10163
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:19000
Cycles:26000
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) SE of Rawalpindi (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rawalpindi (RWP), Pakistan
Destination airport:Lahore Airport (LHE/OPLA), Pakistan
Narrative:
At 02:14 the F-27 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.

Sources:
» Willem Wendt


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