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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Friday 26 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
Registration: AP-AAH
C/n / msn: 12089
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lowery Pass (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Peshawar Airport (PEW/OPPS), Pakistan
Destination airport:Chitral Airport (CJL/OPCH), Pakistan
Narrative:
Crashed near the 9000 feet Lowery Pass.



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Distance from Peshawar Airport to Chitral Airport as the crow flies is 211 km (132 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3678th loss
  • 1357th fatal accident
  • 132nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 176th worst accident (currently)
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  • 15th worst accident (currently)
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