Bhoja Air Flight 213

Bhoja Air flight 213 was a domestic flight the Pakistani airline Bhoja Air Karachi to Islamabad. On 20 April 2012, the Boeing 737-200 crashed in bad weather shortly before landing at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. There were 121 passengers and 6 crew members, who all came in the crash killed aboard.


After being founded in 1993, Bhoja Air lost because of financial difficulties in 2000, the state license and had to cease flying. Only in March 2012, she was able to take him back. Bhoja Air had operated after resumption of flight operations with the accident airplane for the first time the route from Karachi to Islamabad.


In the crashed plane, it was a Boeing 737-200 with the aircraft registration number AP- BKC. The aircraft with the serial number 23167/1074 made ​​its maiden flight on 13 December 1984 and was at the time of the crash 27 years old. It was equipped with two engines Pratt & Whitney JT8D -15A. It was shortly before the airline Shaheen Air has been bought, it had written off as not airworthy.

Misfortune course

The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi for Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. There were six crew members and 121 passengers on board. The plane took off at 17:00 local time (12:00 UTC) in Karachi and was expected at 18:50 ( 13:50 UTC) in Islamabad. At 18:40 the plane crashed 19 km from before his goal, near the village Hussain Abad. According to eyewitnesses, the aircraft has fired before the crash. All 127 passengers of the Boeing 737 arrived at the crash. The weather at the time of the crash was extremely unfavorable for a safe landing. Eyewitnesses spoke of strong gusts of wind, hail, thunder and lightning at the time of the landing approach. It should also be demolished to the pilot before the crash of radio contact. Although the crash occurred in a residential area, there were no casualties on the ground.

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