Last updated: 22 December 2014
Datum:Freitag 20 April 2012
Zeit:ca 18:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-236
Fluggesellschaft:Bhoja Airlines
Kennzeichen: AP-BKC
Werknummer: 23167/1074
Baujahr: 1984-12-13 (27 years 5 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 121 / Insassen: 121
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 127 / Insassen: 127
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 2,5 km SW of Islamabad-Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB) (   Pakistan) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Karachi-Jinnah International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Flug nach:Islamabad-Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB/OPRN), Pakistan
Flugnummer: 213
A Boeing 737-236 passenger plane was destroyed in an accident near Islamabad, Pakistan. All 121 passengers and six crew members were killed.
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



photo of Boeing 737-236 ZS-OLB
ZS-OLB was sold to Bhoja Airlines as AP-BKC in 2012
photo of Boeing 737-236 G-BKYI
G-BKYI moved to South Africa as ZS-OLB and was then sold to Bhoja Airlines as AP-BKC in 2012
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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
13 DEC 1984 G-BKYI Boeing first flight
07 JAN 1985 G-BKYI British Airways delivered
06 JUN 1999 ZS-OLB Comair delivered
JAN 2011 ZS-OLB Comair withdrawn from use and stored at Johannesburg (JNB)
FEB 2012 AP-BKC Bhoja Airlines bought

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 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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