Human Factors: Pakistan International Airlines Flight Pk 268

Accident of PK 268, AP-BCP, A300 on 28 September 1992 on approach to Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu Accident Date: 28 September 1992 Summary: Controlled flight into terrain due to pilots’ error, improper navigation charts and failure of GPWS Site: Kathmandu, Nepal Aircraft type: Airbus A300B4-203 Operator: Pakistan International Airlines Registration: AP-BCP Flight origin: Jinnah International Airport Destination: Tribhuvan International Airport Passengers: 155 Crew: Captain Iftekhar Janjua; First…

Airspace Violation: Korean Air Lines Flight 902

Korean Air Lines Flight 902 (KAL 902) was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from Paris to Seoul via Anchorage. On 20 April 1978, Soviet air defense shot down the aircraft serving the flight, a Boeing 707, near Murmansk, Soviet Union, after the aircraft violated Soviet airspace. Flight 902 had veered off course over the Arctic Ocean and entered Soviet airspace near the Kola Peninsula, whereupon it was…

Defective Equipment / Lack of Alertness: Turkish Airlines Flight 1951

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 was a passenger flight that crashed during landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, on 25 February 2009, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew, including all three pilots, who died on impact. The aircraft, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, crashed into a field approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north…

Malaysia Knows More: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to its destination, Beijing Capital International Airport in China. The aircraft has not been recovered, and the cause of the disappearance remains unknown. With 239 people on board, the case…