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Last updated: 17 June 2021
Date:Friday 8 October 1965
Time:ca 01:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-ATT
MSN: 10279
First flight: 1965-07-09 (3 months)
Total airframe hrs:491
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) NW of Patian (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Rawalpindi (RWP), Pakistan
Destination airport:Skardu Airport (KDU/OPSD), Pakistan
The F-27 departed Rawalpindi at 01:01 GMT carrying food supplies. The flight was cleared to climb to FL200 and continue to Skardu. It did not climb as fast as usual and when approaching a ridge, the pilot pulled the plane in a steep climbing attitude. The Friendship then struck the northern part of the ridge at an elevation of 13,100 feet. The outer portions of both wings broke off and the rest of the plane slid down to a level of 11,800 feet, gradually disintegrating.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was undetermined."

» ICAO Circular 88/74 Volume III (48-51)
» Willem Wendt


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