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Last updated: 21 November 2017
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Freitag 25 August 1989
Zeit:ca 07:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Fluggesellschaft:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Kennzeichen: AP-BBF
Werknummer: 10207
Baujahr: 1962
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:41685
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7E
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 49 / Insassen: 49
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 54 / Insassen: 54
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:Himalaya Mountains (   Pakistan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Gilgit Airport (GIL/OPGT), Pakistan
Flug nach: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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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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