A timeline of aircraft crashes in Pakistan


KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying nearly a 100 passengers crashed in a residential space near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Friday earlier than it was scheduled to land.

The incident is prone to be ranked among the many worst within the nation’s aviation historical past as soon as the ultimate rely of casualties is performed.

Here’s a have a look at the historical past of aircraft crashes in Pakistan:

May 22, 2020

A PIA Airbus A-320 aircraft crashed in a residential space near Model Colony in Karachi’s Malir neighbourhood after shedding its engines. The flight was carrying 99 individuals aboard the plane, together with crew members.

Among the injured are girls, males, and reportedly, a seven-year-old boy. There are confirmed studies of at the very least two survivors from the crash.

December 7, 2016

A Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42-500 was destroyed after crashing in a hillside near Havelian, Pakistan.

November 3, 2015

A Shaheen Air Boeing 737-400 flying from Karachi to Lahore sustained substantial injury in a touchdown accident at Lahore-Allama Iqbal International Airport.

April 20, 2012

On April 20, 2012, a Bhoja Airlines aircraft, flying from Karachi to Islamabad, had confronted a tragedy after it was trapped in unhealthy climate near the Pakistani capital.

Officials stated over 125 individuals had been killed. This was the second-deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan after a crash in July 2010.

November 28, 2010

On November 28, 2010, at the very least 12 individuals had been killed when a Russian-made cargo aircraft operated by a Georgian airline Sunway had crashed seconds after taking off from Karachi.

November 5, 2010

On November 5, 2010, a twin-engine aircraft, operated by Pakistani constitution JS Air, had crashed shortly after take-off in Karachi, killing all 21 individuals on board. The aircraft was carrying employees of an Italian firm to the Bhit fuel discipline in Jamshoro district, the place they had been happening an exploration mission.

July 28, 2010

On July 28, 2010, an Airblue Airlines plane (flying from Karachi) had smashed into the Margalla Hills exterior Islamabad whereas it was making ready to land. All 152 individuals onboard had misplaced lives.

July 10, 2006

On July 10, 2006, a Multan to Lahore Fokker flight couldn’t reach its vacation spot because it had crashed right into a wheat discipline after burning into flames nearly 10 minutes after the takeoff. The crash had killed all of the 41 passengers and crew members had been killed.

February 24, 2003

On February 24, 2003, a chartered Cessna 402-B carrying Afghan Mines and Industries Minister Juma Mohammad Mohammadi, 4 Afghan officers, a Chinese mining government and two Pakistani crew members had plunged into the Arabian Sea near Karachi.

February 19, 2003

On February 19, 2003, an Air Force Fokker F27 had crashed within the fog-shrouded mountains near Kohat, killing the then Pakistan Air Force Chief Mushaf Ali Meer, his spouse and 15 others.

August 17, 1988

On August 17, 1988, a US-made Hercules C-130 navy plane had crashed near Bahawalpur, after it had caught fireplace, killing the then navy ruler General Ziaul Haq and 30 others together with Pakistani generals and the US ambassador.

October 23, 1986

On October 23, 1986, one other PIA Fokker F27 had met an accident, whereas it was coming in to land in Peshawar, killing 13 of the 54 individuals on board.

December 8, 1972

On December 8, 1972, a PIA Fokker F27 flying from Gilgit to Rawalpindi had nose-dived right into a snow-capped mountain village referred to as Maidan near Jallkot, killing at the very least 31 individuals.

March 26, 1965

On March 26, 1965, a PIA Peshawar-Chitral flight had crashed at Lowari Pass near Dir valley, killing 22 of the 26 individuals on board.

August 14, 1959

Another Vickers Viscount 815 crashed whereas a being operated by a coaching pilot in Karachi.

July 1, 1957

On July 1, 1957, some 24 had been killed after a Chittagong to Dhaka flight had crashed into the tides of the Bay of Bengal.

February 25, 1956

At 2:56pm on February 25, 1956, a Gilgit-Rawalpindi freight aircraft crashed near the village of Jalkot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of rain, sleet and thunderstorm, killing all three individuals onboard.