2016-03-18 ASSL Beechcraft 1900 take-off accident at Karachi
The aircraft was severely damaged in a take-off accident at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan. All on board managed to escape only two passengers were injured.
According to local news reports, the Beech 1900 aircraft was on a charter flight, about to take-off from runway 25L at Karachi-Jinnah International Airport.
Immediately after lifting off, the aircraft suffered unknown engine problems resulting in an immediate loss of power. Additional hydraulic problems developed during that stage of flight.
The pilots elected to carry out a re-landing on the remaining part of the runway. The aircraft made a gear-up landing but directional control was eventually lost thereafter and the aircraft skidded on its belly to the right side. It came to a stop near the western end of runway 25L close to the right edge the nose pointing southward.
An unknown number of occupants sustained injuries and were taken to hospital. Their number ranged from two to four.
Both propellers broke off and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The main runway of Karachi Airport is blocked for hours until the Beeech 1900 was removed.
METAR Jeju Airport (OPKC):
METAR OPKC 180425Z 27014KT 5000 HZ FEW020 28/18 Q1013 NOSIG
METAR OPKC 180355Z 27014KT 4000 FU FEW030 27/19 Q1012 NOSIG
Date: 2016-03-18 Time: 09:00
Location: OPKC KHI Karachi Quaid e Azam Intl
Flight phase: TOF – Take-off, Rejected Take-off
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: OPKC/KHI: Karachi Quaid e Azam Intl To: OPSU/SUL: Sui
Operator: ASSL Aircraft Sales and Services
Type: Beech 1900
Age a/c: 22.7 years
Constr. No.: UE-45
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 1st safety occurence for the operator
- 92nd safety occurence of type (Beech 1900)
- 23rd safety occurence at Karachi Intl Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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