Narrative: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.
|Date:||Friday 23 September 1983|
|C/n / 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 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane 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|
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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).
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.