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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2016
Date:Friday 8 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-AUS
C/n / msn: 10314
First flight: 1966-12-02 (6 years )
Total airframe hrs:11077
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jalkot (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gilgit Airport (GIL/OPGT), Pakistan
Destination airport:Rawalpindi (RWP), Pakistan
Crashed into a hill in rainy weather.

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