A History of PIA Accidents That Have Killed Over 750 People!

Another plane crash, another horrific incident added in the Pakistan International Airlines history. This is not the first time an unfortunate event has occurred in Pakistani aviation history.

History is witness to some of the most terrible disasters that involved aircraft from Pakistani airlines.

We have compiled a list of some of these incidents that occurred with PIA since its formation in 1965 to the present day.

December 7, 2016

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  • Incident: Plane crash
  • Plane Model: ATR 42-500
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Flight Number: PK-661
  • Flight: Chitral – Islamabad
  • Location: Near Havelian, Abbottabad (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 6
    • Passengers: 42

August 8, 2016

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  • Incident: Technical difficulty
  • Plane Model: Airbus A320-214
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Flight Number: PK-451
  • Flight: Islamabad – Skardu
  • Location: Benazir Bhutto International Air Port (BBIAP) – Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

October 6, 2013

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  • Incident: Plane caught fire
  • Plane Model: Airbus A310-308
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Flight Number: PK-213
  • Flight: Karachi – Dubai
  • Location: Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

February 11, 2013

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  • Incident: Port side main landing gear collapsed
  • Plane Model: Boeing 737-33A.
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Flight Number: PK-259
  • Flight: Islamabad – Sialkot – Muscat
  • Location: Muscat International Airport (Oman)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

November 18, 2012

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  • Incident: Engine one faced technical problem
  • Plane Model: Airbus A310-308
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Flight Number: PK-787
  • Flight: Karachi – London
  • Location: Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

August 31, 2012

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  • Incident: Undershot landing
  • Plane Model: ATR 42-500
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Flight Number: PK-653
  • Flight: Islamabad – Lahore
  • Location: Lahore – Allama Iqbal International Air Port (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

May 30, 2009

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  • Incident: Aircraft skidded off the runway
  • Plane Model: ATR 42-500
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Flight Number: PK-688
  • Flight: Multan – Lahore
  • Location: Lahore – Allama Iqbal International Air Port (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

July 10, 2006

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  • Incident: Plane crash
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Flight Number: PK-688
  • Flight: Multan – Lahore
  • Location: Multan (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 4
    • Passengers: 41
    • Ground: 1

July 13, 2005

  • Incident: Left engine propeller did not go into ground fire position
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Flight Number: PK-604
  • Flight: Bahawalpur – Lahore – Islamabad
  • Location: Lahore – Allama Iqbal International Air Port (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

March 1, 2005

  • Incident: Wheels of left main landing gear caught fire
  • Plane Model: Boeing 777-240ER
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Flight Number: PK-789
  • Flight: Karachi – Lahore – Manchester – Toronto
  • Location: Manchester Airport (United Kingdom)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

June 16, 2004

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  • Incident: Overshot the landing area of the airport
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Flight Number: PK-660
  • Flight: Peshawar – Chitral
  • Location: Chitral Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

March 1, 2004

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  • Incident: Left main gear tyres blew up
  • Plane Model: Airbus A300B4-203
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Flight Number: PK-2002
  • Flight: Jeddah – Quetta
  • Location: Jeddah – King Abdul Aziz International Airport (Saudi Arabia)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

July 20, 2003

  • Incident: Technical problem with engine two
  • Plane Model: Boeing 747-240B Combi
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Flight Number: PK-717
  • Flight: Islamabad – Manchester – New York
  • Location: Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

October 17, 2001

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  • Incident: Main landing gear collapsed
  • Plane Model: Airbus A300B4-203
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Flight Number: PK-231
  • Flight: Islamabad – Peshawar – Dubai
  • Location: Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

May 25, 2001

  • Incident: Unknown explosion causing the rupture of aft pressure bulkhead
  • Plane Model: Airbus A300B4-203
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Flight Number: PK-305
  • Flight: Lahore – Karachi
  • Location: 110 miles away from Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

March 26, 2000

  • Incident: Aircraft’s right outer engine number 4 catches fire after landing
  • Plane Model: Boeing 747-217B
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Flight Number: PK-305
  • Flight: Jeddah
  • Location: 110 miles away from Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

January 18, 1999

  • Incident: Faulted right wing
  • Plane Model: Boeing 737-340
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Flight Number: PK-381
  • Flight: Islamabad – Lahore
  • Location: Lahore International Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

October 21, 1997

  • Incident: Pilot overran the runway due to overcast weather
  • Plane Model: Boeing 737-340
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Flight Number: PK-343
  • Flight: Faisalabad – Karachi
  • Location: Karachi International Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

July 5, 1994

  • Incident: Technical issue with number one engine
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Flight Number: PK-684
  • Flight: Islamabad – Peshawar – Dera Ismail Khan – Zhob – Multan
  • Location: Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

September 28, 1992

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  • Incident: Plane crash
  • Plane Model: Airbus A300B4-203
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Flight Number: PK-268
  • Flight: Karachi – Kathmandu
  • Location: 20km away from Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 12
    • Passengers: 155

March 18, 1991

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  • Incident: Pilot overran the runway due to overcast weather
  • Plane Model: Airbus A300B4-203
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Flight Number: PK-300
  • Flight: Karachi – Islamabad
  • Location: Islamabad International Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

August 25, 1989

  • Incident: Plane crash
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Flight Number: PK-404
  • Flight: Gilgit – Islamabad
  • Location: Bunji (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 5
    • Passengers: 49

October 23, 1986

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  • Incident: Aircraft undershot Runway 35 during night time
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 600
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Flight Number: PK-672
  • Flight: Lahore – Peshawar
  • Location: 10km away from Peshaward (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 4
    • Passengers: 9

February 4, 1986

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  • Incident: Crew forgot to lower landing gear before landing
  • Plane Model: Boeing 747-282B
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Flight Number: PK-300
  • Flight: Karachi – Islamabad
  • Location: Islamabad International Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

September 15, 1985

  • Incident: Parked PIA de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 aircraft (AP-BCG and AP-BCH) collided with each other due to bad weather and strong winds
  • Plane Model: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Flight Number: N/A
  • Flight: N/A
  • Location: Islamabad International Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

February 2, 1981

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  • Incident: Fire erupted in aircraft cabin while in parking
  • Plane Model: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
  • Year Built: 1974.
  • Flight Number: N/A
  • Flight: N/A
  • Location: Karachi International Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

November 26, 1979

  • Incident: Fire near the aft cabin passenger door, resulting in plane crash
  • Plane Model: Boeing 707-340C
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Flight Number: PK-740
  • Flight: Kano – Jeddah – Karachi
  • Location: 125km from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 11
    • Passengers: 145

December 16, 1978

  • Incident: Both engines lost power which caused the plane to crash
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Flight Number: N/A
  • Flight: Test flight
  • Location: Near Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 1
    • Passengers: 0

May 28, 1973

  • Incident: Aircraft hit trees 800m short of runway
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Flight Number: N/A
  • Flight: Karachi – Multan – Lyallpur – Lahore
  • Location: Lyallpur (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 0

December 8, 1972

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  • Incident: Aircraft crashed into mountains covered with snow
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 600
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Flight Number: PK-631
  • Flight: Gilgit – Rawalpindi
  • Location: Maidan (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 5
    • Passengers: 26

December 2, 1971

  • Incident: Plane crash
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Flight Number: N/A
  • Flight: Karachi – Zahedan
  • Location: Near Iranian border (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 4
    • Passengers: 0

December 30, 1970

  • Incident: Aircraft flipped and caught fire
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Flight Number: PK-400
  • Flight: Sylhet – Shamshernagar – Dacca
  • Location: Shamshernagar Airport (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 0
    • Passengers: 6

August 6, 1970

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  • Incident: Plane crash due to thunderstorm
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Flight Number: PK-625
  • Flight: Rawalpindi – Lahore
  • Location: Near Rawat (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 4
    • Passengers: 26

February 21, 1966

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  • Incident: Crash after hitting a vulture in cruise flight
  • Plane Model: Sikorsky S-61N
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Flight Number: PK-17
  • Flight: Dacca – Faridpur – Kushtia – Rajshahi – Dacca
  • Location: Near Faridpur (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 3
    • Passengers: 20

October 8, 1965.

  • Incident: Plane crashed due to unknown reason
  • Plane Model: Fokker F27 Friendship Mark 200
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Flight Number: N/A
  • Flight: Rawalpindi – Skardu.
  • Location: Naran (Pakistan)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 4
    • Passengers: 0

May 20, 1965

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  • Incident: Plane crashed due to unknown reason
  • Plane Model: Boeing 720-040B
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Flight Number: PK-705
  • Flight: Karachi – Dhahran – Cairo – London
  • Location: Near Cairo (United Arab Republic – UAR)
  • Fatalities
    • Crew: 13
    • Passengers: 106

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    • What lesson are we supposed to learn??? 750 people dead in 51 years of PIA. Do the math, how many flights did PIA have in 51 years and how many resulted in crashes? Seems to me like an impressive record.

      • Are you kidding dude..???? Are those 750 people are just peanuts for you. Can you imagine any ONE of your family member being a victim of this figure. Will you be withholding the same statement then..???

        • Let us assume that for 51 years, PIA only flies average of 1,000 passengers every day in all its flights worldwide. So that is 1000 * 51 * 365 = 18,615,000 passengers. So if 750 people died, that is 0.004% of the total passengers dying.

          Regardless of how close those 750 people were to me or you or their families, the total failure rate is 0.004%. TINY NUMBER. I am sure if you compare it with performance of Pakistan Roads, you will find more people dying in car accidents EVERY YEAR in just Sindh than total people killed in PIA mishaps in 51 years.

          So I ask again, WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO LEARN? That you do not understand statistics???

  • “February 4, 1986
    Incident: Crew forgot to lower landing gear before landing”

    Pretty much sums up PIA’s whole history and its standards. Never flying by a local airline again, thank you.

  • on average, 750 log roz roads pr martay ho gy aur 750*xx zakhmi hotay ho gy. Airline accidents very low survival rate ke waja sy zayada khofnaak lagtay hain

  • I am shocked from this freaking accident but i must say PIA record is Fantastic by comparing International aircraft incidents and death ratios, and this impressive records is far better than other local airlines, ProPakistani, u should also provide detail information about other local airlines. I must appreciate PIA,
    Jin dangerous root per other airlines janay sai gabhratee hain like Chitral, Gilgit , Skardo, wahan sirf PIA jatee hai, aur unfortunately inhi roots major accidents rahai hain, aur still PIA nai apni services continue rakhee hain…. Hats off to PIA


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