ASN Aircraft accident ATR 42-500 AP-BHO Lahore Airport (LHE)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Saturday 30 May 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-500
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-BHO
MSN: 663
First flight: 2007-05-03 (2 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Lahore Airport (LHE) (   Pakistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Multan Airport (MUX/OPMT), Pakistan
Destination airport:Lahore Airport (LHE/OPLA), Pakistan
A Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42 was substantially damaged when it suffered a runway excursion while landing at Lahore Airport (LHE) runway 36R.
The airplane ran off the runway, skidded 2,000 feet, slid across a two feet deep drainage ditch, and finally came to rest on the left edge of the parallel runaway 36L. The nose gear and main undercarriage had collapsed.

Runway excursion (veer-off)

» PIA’s crash course in how not to land a plane Probe into incident ordered, says spokesman (PakTribune, 1-6-2009)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
3 May 2007 F-WWLU ATR first flight
14 May 2007 AP-BHO PIA delivered
30 May 2009 AP-BHO PIA Substantially damaged in runway excursion accident, Lahore
7 Dec. 2016 AP-BHO PIA Impacted terrain near Havelian, Pakistan; all 48 on board died

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 Multan Airport to Lahore Airport as the crow flies is 318 km (199 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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