Narrative:The Boeing 720 was approaching Quetta (UET) when the nose landing gear failed to extend. The crew decided to return to Karachi where they carried out a nose gear-up landing.
|Date:||Thursday 8 January 1981|
|Operator:||Pakistan International Airlines - PIA|
|C/n / msn:|| 18590/339|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Karachi International Airport (KHI) (Pakistan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan|
|Destination airport:||Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT), Pakistan|
» Flight International, 24 January 1981
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Karachi International Airport to Quetta Airport as the crow flies is 591 km (369 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.