Narrative:A Boeing 737-236 passenger plane was destroyed in an accident near Islamabad, Pakistan. All 121 passengers and six crew members were killed.
|Date:||20 APR 2012|
|C/n / msn:|| 23167/1074|
|First flight:|| 1984-12-13 (27 years 5 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 121 / Occupants: 121|
|Total:||Fatalities: 127 / Occupants: 127 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 2,5 km SW of Islamabad-Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB) (Pakistan)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Karachi-Jinnah International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan|
|Destination airport:||Islamabad-Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan|
Bhoja Airlines flight B4-213 departed Karachi (KHI) on a domestic flight to Islamabad (ISB). This was Bhoja Airlines' inaugural flight on that route.
The airplane crashed, broke up and burned in a rural area close to the Islamabad Express Highway while on final approach to runway 30.
Weather reported about the time of the accident (18:40 LT/13:40 UTC) was poor with limited visibility, thunderstorm and rain:
OPRN 201400Z 23020KT 3000 TSRA FEW025CB SCT030 BKN100 20/16 Q1011.0/29.85
OPRN 201300Z 23020KT 4000 TS FEW025CB SCT030 BKN100 25/15 Q1009.3/29.80
ZS-OLB was sold to Bhoja Airlines as AP-BKC in 2012
G-BKYI moved to South Africa as ZS-OLB and was then sold to Bhoja Airlines as AP-BKC in 2012
|13 DEC 1984
|07 JAN 1985
|06 JUN 1999
||withdrawn from use and stored at Johannesburg (JNB)
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-Jinnah International Airport to Islamabad-Benazir Bhutto International Airport as the crow flies is 1119 km (700 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.