ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 AP-BBF Himalaya Mountains
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Friday 25 August 1989
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-BBF
MSN: 10207
First flight: 1962
Total airframe hrs:44524
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7E
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Himalaya Mountains (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gilgit Airport (GIL/OPGT), Pakistan
Destination airport:Islamabad International Airport (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan
PIA Flight PK-404, a Fokker F-27 Friendship, departed Gilgit (GIL) at 07:36 on a domestic passenger service to Islamabad (ISB), Pakistan. There were 49 passengers and five crew members on board.
At 07:40 the crew radioed that they expected over point Bravo at 07:59 and at Islamabad at 08:32. This was the last transmission received from the crew.
The flight was declared missing. It is presumed that the aircraft crashed, killing all aboard.

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photo of Fokker-F-27200-AP-BBF
accident date: 25-08-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
registration: AP-BBF

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 Gilgit Airport to Islamabad International Airport as the crow flies is 278 km (174 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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