33 Years ago today: On 23 October 1986 a PIA Fokker F-27 Friendship undershot the runway during a night time approach to Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 13 out of 54 occupants.
|Date:||Thursday 23 October 1986|
|Type:||Fokker F-27 Friendship 600|
|Operator:||Pakistan International Airlines – PIA|
|C/n / msn:||10335|
|Total airframe hrs:||39732|
|Engines:||2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7E|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 49|
|Total:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 54|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||10 km (6.3 mls) S of Peshawar Airport (PEW) ( Pakistan)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Lahore Airport (LHE/OPLA), Pakistan|
|Destination airport:||Peshawar Airport (PEW/OPPS), Pakistan|
The aircraft undershot runway 35 during a night time approach, impacted the edge of a ditch, broke up and eventually came to rest inverted.
The co-pilot, who was under route check, let the aircraft descend below the MDA of 400 feet. The pilot was distracted from monitoring the height because he was attempting to talk to the co-pilot into correcting the approach.