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Major Pakistani Air Crashes

by AFP

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A roundup of major crashes on Pakistani soil or involving Pakistani planes.

A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane with 47 people on board crashed on Wednesday during a domestic flight from Chitral to Islamabad, an airline spokesman said. Following is a chronology of major air crashes in Pakistan or involving Pakistani planes:

May 20, 1965: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 707 crashes on its inaugural flight while attempting to land at Cairo airport, killing 124 people.

Aug. 6, 1970: A PIA Fokker F27 turboprop aircraft crashes while attempting to take off from Islamabad in a thunderstorm, killing all 30 people on board.

Dec. 8, 1972: A PIA Fokker F27 crashes in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. All 26 people on board are killed.

Nov. 26, 1979: A PIA Boeing 707 bringing home Pakistani Hajj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia crashes shortly after takeoff from Jeddah airport, killing 156 people.

Oct. 23, 1986: A PIA Fokker F27 crashes while coming in to land in Peshawar, killing 13 of the 54 people on board.

Aug. 17, 1988: A U.S.-made Hercules C-130 military aircraft crashes near Bahawalpur, killing military ruler General Zia-ul-Haq and 30 others including Pakistani generals and the US ambassador.

Aug. 25, 1989: A PIA Fokker carrying 54 people disappears after leaving Gilgit. The wreckage is never found.

Sept. 28, 1992: A PIA Airbus A300 crashes into a cloud-covered hillside on approach to Nepalese capital Kathmandu after the plane descended too early, killing 167 people.

Feb. 19, 2003: An air force Fokker F27 crashes in fog-shrouded mountains near Kohat, killing air force chief Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali, his wife and 15 others.

Feb. 24, 2003: A chartered Cessna 402-B carrying Afghan Mines and Industries Minister Juma Mohammad Mohammadi, four Afghan officials, a Chinese mining executive and two Pakistani crew crashes into the Arabian Sea near Karachi.

July 10, 2006: A PIA Fokker F27 bound for Lahore crashes into a field and bursts into flames shortly after takeoff from Multan, killing 41 passengers and four crew.

July 28, 2010: An Airblue Airbus 321 flying from Karachi crashes into hills outside Islamabad while preparing to land, killing all 152 people on board.

Nov. 5, 2010: A twin-engine plane operated by Pakistani charter JS Air carrying staff from an Italian oil company crashes shortly after takeoff in Karachi, killing all 21 people on board.

Nov. 28, 2010: At least 12 people are killed when a Russian-made Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane operated by Georgian airline Sunway crashes in a fireball seconds after taking off from Karachi.

April 20, 2012: A Bhoja Air Airbus 737 from Karachi comes down in bad weather near Islamabad. Officials say up to 130 people were on board and police say there is “no chance” of survivors.

May 8, 2015: A Pakistani military helicopter crashes, killing eight people including the Norwegian, Philippine and Indonesian envoys and the wives of Malaysian and Indonesian envoys, and setting a school building ablaze in a remote northern valley of near Gilgit.

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