ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2P6 A4O-BK Mino Jebel Ali
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Date:Friday 23 September 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2P6
Operator:Gulf Air
Registration: A4O-BK
MSN: 21734/566
First flight: 1979-04-04 (4 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 107
Total:Fatalities: 112 / Occupants: 112
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mino Jebel Ali (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Destination airport:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), United Arab Emirates
Flightnumber: 771
The aircraft crashed after the crew had issued a brief distress message. It appeared that a bomb had exploded in the cargo compartment, causing a violent fire.

Loss of control

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photo of Boeing-737-2P6-A4O-BK
accident date: 23-09-1983
type: Boeing 737-2P6
registration: A4O-BK

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 Abu Dhabi International Airport as the crow flies is 1257 km (786 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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