Friday, April 20, 2012

Bhoja Air crash near Islamabad

A Boeing 737-200 127 people on board crashed while trying to land in bad weather near Islamabad today evening. There were nine crew members and 118 passengers onboard.

The Bhoja Air flight from Karachi, B4-213, was the airline’s maiden flight to the Islamabad sector after 12 years. It departed Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal at 5 p.m. and was proceeding on schedule when it lost contact with air traffic control at 6:40 p.m., approximately 10 minutes before its estimated time of arrival at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. According to airport sources, the plane crashed shortly afterward.
“There is no chance of any survivors," said an official.


  1. Great lesson for Indian Aviation. DGCA can you give data as to how many aging Aircrafts are there in Indian Aviation Industry--

  2. Hi Liza- its not always the age of the aircraft that results in crashes. It should go beyond to maintenance, training, technology etc etc, if I'm not mistaken.
    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Absolutely, besides the aircraft age,maintenance standards,and host of other failure factors that lead to this accident need to be put in right perspective. Everyone in the industry can take lessons away from this to enhance safety at their end.