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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Date:Saturday 8 April 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Operator:Royal Pakistan Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Suberi, Rajastan (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Gilgit Airport (GIL/OPGT), Pakistan
Destination airport:Peshawar Airport (PEW/OPPS), Pakistan
Crashed into a mountain between Gilgit and Peshawar, Pakistan.

» The Straits Times 12 April 1950, p3
» The Indian Daily Mail 13 April 1950, p3
» The Indian Express - Apr 12, 1950


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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 Peshawar Airport as the crow flies is 332 km (208 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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