A major plane crash occurred in Pakistan on Friday. The PIA commercial aircraft going from Lahore to Karachi crashed near A-320 Karachi Airport. According to local authorities, 97 people have died in this accident so far. However, it is not clear whether all the deceased are passengers in the flight or the residents of the spot. The aircraft had 98 people (88 passengers and 10 crew members) on board. Let's know about some big plane accidents in Pakistan ...
May 20, 1965: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 707 crashes while landing at Cairo Airport, killing 124 people.
August 6, 1970: A PIA Fokker F27 turboprop aircraft crashes while trying to fly from Islamabad. About 30 people died in it.
December 8, 1972: A PIA Fokker F27 aircraft crashes in Rawalpindi near Islamabad, killing all 26 people.
November 26, 1979: PIA's Boeing 707 aircraft carrying Pakistani Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia crashed shortly after takeoff from Jeddah airport, killing 156 people.
October 23, 1986: A PIA Fokker F27 aircraft crashes in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 13 out of 54 people.
August 17, 1988: US-built Hercules C-130 military aircraft crashes near the eastern city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan. The military chief General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq and 30 others were killed. It also included the US Ambassador.
August 25, 1989: A PIA Fokker aircraft carrying 54 people suddenly disappeared after flying from Gilgit in northern Pakistan. Its debris was never found.
September 28, 1992: A PIA Airbus A300 aircraft crashes while making landfall in a cloud-covered hill near Nepal's capital Kathmandu, killing 167 people on board.
February 19, 2003: An Air Force Fokker F27 crashes in the fog-infested mountains near the northwestern city of Kohat. Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali, his wife, and 15 others were killed.
February 24, 2003: A chartered Cessna 402-B plane crashes in the Arabian Sea near the southern city of Karachi. It included Afghanistan's Minister of Mines and Industries Zuma Mohammed Mohammadi, four Afghan officials, a Chinese mining executive, and two members of the Pakistani crew.
July 10, 2006: A PIA Fokker F27 aircraft heading for Lahore was engulfed in flames and plunged into the fields shortly after takeoff from Multan, after which the plane exploded. 41 passengers and four crew members were killed.
July 28, 2010: Airbus 321, a private airline flight from Karachi, crashes into the hills in the area outside Islamabad while preparing to land Airbus 321, killing all 152 people.
November 5, 2010: A two-engined aircraft of Pakistani charter JS Air crashes shortly after takeoff from Karachi. A total of 21 people died, including employees of the Italian oil company.
November 28, 2010: The Russian-built Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane of the Georgian airline Sunway crashes after flying from Karachi. At least 12 people died in it.
April 20, 2012: Bhoja Air Airbus 737 aircraft flying from Karachi crashed near Islamabad due to bad weather. It killed 121 passengers and 6 crew members.
May 8, 2015: A Pakistani military helicopter crashed. It killed eight people, including Norwegian, Philippine and Indonesian messengers, including the wives of Malaysian and Indonesian messengers. The accident led to a fire in a school building in a remote northern valley near Gilgit.
December 7, 2016: A PIA ATR-42 plane going from Chitral to Islamabad crashes. All 48 passengers and crew members were killed in the accident. It also featured singer Junaid Jamshed.
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