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Last updated: 11 April 2021
Fecha:jueves 8 enero 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-047B
Operador:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registración: AP-AXK
Numéro de série: 18590/339
Año de Construcción: 1963-04-19 (17 years 9 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 72
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 79
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Karachi International Airport (KHI) (   Pakistán)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Quetta Airport (UET/OPQT), Pakistán
Número de Vuelo:PK320
The Boeing 720 was approaching Quetta (UET) when the nose landing gear failed to extend. The crew decided to return to Karachi where they carried out a nose gear-up landing.

» Flight International, 24 January 1981


photo of Boeing-720-047B-AP-AXK
accident date: 08-01-1981
type: Boeing 720-047B
registration: AP-AXK

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 International Airport to Quetta Airport as the crow flies is 591 km (369 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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Boeing 720

  • 154 built
  • 13th loss
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