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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Datum:Freitag 20 Januar 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400
Fluggesellschaft:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Kennzeichen: AP-ALW
Werknummer: 10187
Baujahr: 1961-10-06 (16 years 4 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Karachi (   Pakistan)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Sukkur Airport (SKZ/OPSK), Pakistan
Flug nach:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
The aircraft was hijacked by a passenger who demanded money to pay for a cancer-treatment. The first person to contact the hijacker was the Chairman of PIA Malik Nur Khan who went up to the aircraft and communicated with the hijacker.
The hijacker was eventually overpowered.


photo of Fokker-F-27400-AP-ALW
accident date: 20-01-1978
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 400
registration: AP-ALW

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 Sukkur Airport to Karachi International Airport as the crow flies is 351 km (219 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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