Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 17 October 2001
Time:14:09
Type:Airbus A300B4-203
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-BCJ
C/n / msn: 268
First flight: 1983-07-29 (18 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 193
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 205
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dubai Airport (DXB) (   United Arab Emirates) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Peshawar Airport (PEW/OPPS), Pakistan
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Flightnumber: 231
Narrative:
Flight PK231 from Islamabad via Peshawar veered off the side of the runway at Dubai after the right hand maingear collapsed as it touched down. The aircraft skidded and eventually came to rest in sand 50 metres from the runway. The aircraft sustained damage to its right wing structure and its no. 2 engine, which partly broke off the wing.

Sources:
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Distance from Peshawar Airport to Dubai Airport as the crow flies is 1823 km (1139 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.
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