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Date: April 4, 2008

Type: Boeing 777-340ER

Registration: AP-BHW

C/n: 33779

Year built: 2007

Location: Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi (Pakistan)

Phase: On ground

Remarks: Aircraft rudder was damaged during routine maintenance work at Karachi Airport on April 4, 2008. Replacement rudder arrived from Boeing and the aircraft returned to service on April 20, 2008, after remaining grounded for more than two weeks.

PIA Boeing 777-240ER

Boeing 777-240ER    (Copyright © Mirza Rizwan Beyg)

AP-BHW without rudder photographed at Karachi Airport in April 2008


Date: July 2, 2008

Type: Boeing 777-240ER

Registration: AP-BHX

C/n: 35296

Year built: 2007

Crew: 0 fatalities/17 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/269 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/286 on board

Phase: Descent

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Paris - Milan - Lahore

Flight Number: PK-770

Remarks: While descending for landing at Milan Airport, the aircraft encountered bad weather and hailstorm. The aircraft damaged by hail was able to make safe landing at Milan Airport. Aircraft's damaged areas included radome, cockpit windows and wing. The aircraft returned to service after undergoing repairs.

PIA Boeing 777-240ER

Boeing 777-240ER    (Copyright © Ammad Husain)

AP-BHX radome and cockpit windshield damaged by hail


Date: May 30, 2009

Time: 7:40 PM

Type: ATR 42-500

Registration: AP-BHO

C/n: 663

Year built: 2007

Crew: 0 fatalities/4 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/43 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/47 on board

Location: Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Air Port (Pakistan)

Phase: Landing

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Multan - Lahore

Flight number: PK-688

Remarks: On May 30, 2009, PIA ATR 42-500 (AP-BHO) was operating PIA flight PK-688 from Multan to Lahore. During landing at Lahore Airport around 7:40 PM, the aircraft skidded off the runway and came to rest on unpaved surface. All 43 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the aircraft remained safe. The aircraft landing gear, nose section, landing gear doors and fuselage skin near landing gear sustained damaged in this accident and the aircraft was put out of service. After arrival of spare parts, the aircraft's repair work was completed in October 2009 at Lahore Airport. Later the aircraft was flown to Karachi. The aircraft returned to active service after getting repaired areas painted at PIA Engineering facility at Karachi Airport.

PIA ATR 42-500

ATR 42-500  (Abbas Ali Collection)

PIA ATR 42-500 (AP-BHO) damaged during landing at Lahore Airport on May 30, 2009


Date: August 24, 2010

Type: Boeing 777-340ER

Registration: AP-BHV

C/n: 33778

Year built: 2006

Crew: 0 fatalities/? on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/? on board

Total: 0 fatalities/? on board

Location: Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport (France)

Phase: Taxiing

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Milan - Paris - Lahore

Flight number: PK-734

Remarks: The left main landing gear of the aircraft entered grassy unpaved surface when it was taxiing at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport after arriving from Milan. The incident also caused minor damage to intake of engine number 1. The Boeing 777 was towed back onto paved surface and returned to service.

PIA Boeing 777-340ER

Boeing 777-340ER  (Abbas Ali Collection)

Left main landing gear of PIA Boeing 777-340ER (AP-BHV) after taxiway excursion at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


Date: August 31, 2012

Time: 3:10 PM

Type: ATR 42-500

Registration: AP-BHJ

C/n: 657

Year built: 2006

Crew: 0 fatalities/4 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/42 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/46 on board

Location: Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Air Port (Pakistan)

Phase: Landing

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Islamabad - Lahore

Flight number: PK-653

Remarks: On August 31, 2012, PIA ATR 42-500 (AP-BHJ) was operating PIA flight PK-653 from Islamabad to Lahore. The twin-engine turboprop airliner was given clearance to land on Runway 36R of Lahore Airport. Around 3:10 PM, the aircraft made undershot landing. It touched down on runway overrun area, struck part of runway's aircraft arresting barrier system and came to rest on grassy area on the right side of Runway 36R. All 42 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the aircraft remained safe. The aircraft's starboard side main landing gear and engine number 2 suffered substantial damage in this accident. Weather was wet and rainy at the time of landing. The accident blocked Runway 18L/36R for over 28 hours. The aircraft was removed from accident site around 7:20 PM on September 1. Aircraft damaged beyond repair and withdrawn from use.

PIA ATR 42-500

ATR 42-500  (Abbas Ali Collection)

PIA ATR 42-500 (AP-BHJ) damaged during landing at Lahore Airport on August 31, 2012



Date: November 18, 2012

Time: 11:43 AM

Type: Airbus A310-308

Registration: AP-BEB

C/n: 587

Year built: 1991

Crew: 0 fatalities/16 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/167 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/183 on board

Location: Karachi (Pakistan)

Phase: Initial climb

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Karachi - London

Flight number: PK-787

Remarks: AP-BEB was performing flight PK-787 from Karachi to London when its engine number one experienced technical problem, emitted loud bangs and streaks of flames around 11:43 AM about three minutes after takeoff from Karachi Airport. The A310 landed safely at Karachi Airport at 12:08 PM and was grounded.

PIA Airbus A310-308

Airbus A310-308  (Abbas Ali Collection)

PIA Airbus A310-308 registration AP-BEB after landing at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi on November 18, 2013. Note a Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) fire tender positioned near engine number one of the A310


Date: February 11, 2013

Time: 1:25 PM

Type: Boeing 737-33A

Registration: AP-BEH

C/n: 25504

Year built: 1992

Crew: 0 fatalities/7 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/107 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/114 on board

Location: Muscat International Airport (Oman)

Phase: Landing

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Islamabad - Sialkot - Muscat

Flight number: PK-259

Remarks: On February 11, 2013, AP-BEH was operating flight PK-259 from Islamabad to Muscat via Sialkot when its port side main landing gear collapsed during landing at Muscat Airport 1:25 PM local time. The aircraft suffered damage to its port side main landing gear, engine number 1 and wing. All passengers and crew members aboard the aircraft remained safe in this incident. Aircraft damaged beyond repair. Seen stored at Muscat Airport on December 12, 2013.

PIA Boeing 737-33A

Boeing 737-33A  (Copyright © Oman News Agency)

PIA Boeing 737-33A (AP-BEH) moved away from its accident site at Muscat International Airport on February 11, 2013

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Date: October 6, 2013

Time: 10:10 PM

Type: Airbus A310-308

Registration: AP-BEC

C/n: 590

Year built: 1991

Crew: 0 fatalities/8 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/54 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/62 on board

Location: Karachi (Pakistan)

Phase: Initial climb

Nature: Scheduled passenger

Flight: Karachi - Dubai

Flight number: PK-213

Remarks: On October 6, 2013, engine number two of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A310-308 (registration AP-BEC) caught fire after takeoff from Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP), Karachi. The A310 was operating flight PK-213 to Dubai with 54 passengers and 8 crew members. The aircraft returned safely to Karachi Airport. The aircraft was grounded.

PIA Airbus A310-308

Airbus A310-308  (Abbas Ali Collection)

Flames emitted by engine number two of PIA Airbus A310-308 registration AP-BEC after takeoff from Karachi Airport on October 6, 2013

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Date: June 8, 2014

Time: 11:30 PM

Type: Airbus A310-308

Registration: AP-BDZ

C/n: 585

Year built: 1991

Crew: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Location: Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi (Pakistan)

Phase: Ground

Remarks: AP-BDZ fuselage was damaged during terrorist attack at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi. The aircraft was parked in maintenance area at the time of attack. Fuselage received bullet hits and holes due to shrapnel. The A310 was grounded and did not return to service.

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Date: June 8, 2014

Time: 11:30 PM

Type: Boeing 747-367

Registration: AP-BFV

C/n: 23392

Year built: 1986

Crew: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Passengers: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Total: 0 fatalities/0 on board

Location: Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi (Pakistan)

Phase: Ground

Remarks: AP-BFV fuselage was damaged during terrorist attack at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi. The aircraft was parked in maintenance area at the time of attack. Fuselage received bullet hits and holes due to shrapnel or Rocket Propelled Grenade (RGP). The Boeing 747 did not return to service.

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