2015-11-03 Shaheen Air Boeing 737-400 off runway at Lahore

2015-11-03 Shaheen Air Boeing 737-400 off runway at Lahore

2015-11-03 Shaheen Air Boeing 737-400 off runway at Lahore


Shaheen Air flight NL142 was badly damaged in a runway excursion on landing at Lahore-Allama Iqbal Intl Airport. Except for 10 people, all on board remained unhurt.

On final approach to runway  36L(eft) in reduced visibility conditions (low ceiling, fog and smoke) the 737-400 appeared to have made a touchdown a few meters offset to the landing runway where it ran over soft ground.

At least one (or both) of  the maingear failed when it hit the raised lip of a taxiway and seperated from its attachments.

The pilots were unable to correct the excursion when the 737 came to a stop resting on its and engine nacelles. Only the nosegear remained intact.

An emergency evacuation was initiated in which 10 persons are known to have received minor injuries.

Passenger video of the landing and evacuation (© Khabardaar plus | Youtube):

The aircraft is likely to be considered a constructive hull loss.

At the time, there was no ILS available for runway 36R because of ongoing maintenance works.

Runway 36L is not equipped with an instrument landing system (ILS).

Preliminary investigation by the pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) showed „the pilot was tired and had consumed alcohol before the flight..

The pilot had consumed more than the permitted amount of blood alcohol and had not rested the required hours before the flight, said the CAA spokesman.


This accident marks the 5th landing mishap of Shaheen Air

  • 2010-02-09 B732, AP-BIK small excursion on landing Peshawar
  • 2014-04-22, B734, AP-BJN, left maingear failed on landing Karachi
  • 2014-12-30 B734, AP-BJN, veered off runway  on landing Lahore, not repaired
  • 2015-07-16 B734, AP-BJT, severe vibrations on landing Quetta

The average fleet age of Shaheen Air is 17,5 years


Date: 2015-11-03 Time: 09:30
Location: OPLA LHE Lahore
Country: Pakistan
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial / hull loss

Flight no.: NL 142
From: OPKC/KHI: Karachi Quaid e Azam Intl To: OPLA/LHE: Lahore
Type: Passenger
Operator: Shaheen Airlines

Type: Boeing 737-400
Registration: AP-BJO
Age a/c: 22.9 years
Constr. No.: 27166
Previous Operator:  Malaysia Airlines


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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 7 112 0 119
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 10

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 8th safety occurence for the operator
  • 149th safety occurence of type (B737-400)
  • 9th safety occurence at Lahore Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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