Pakistan International Airlines overruns runway on landing

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 23, 2019
Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42-500 AP-BHP. (Wikimedia Commons/Asuspine)
Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42-500 AP-BHP. (Wikimedia Commons/Asuspine)

A Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42-500 has overrun the runway after landing at Gilgit Airport.

The incident occurred on Saturday July 20, with the ATR 42-500 AP-BHP operating flight PK 605 from Islamabad to Gilgit.

Images of the aircraft were published by Pakistan’s The Nation on Twitter.

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According to a report from The Aviation Herald, there were 53 people on board the flight. There were no fatalities.

“A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration AP-BHP performing flight PK-605 from Islamabad to Gilgit (Pakistan) with 53 people on board, landed on Gilgit’s runway 25 but overran the end of the runway and subsequencly skidded sidewards off the runway coming to a stop past the end of the runway with the right main gear collapsed,” The Aviation Herald report said.

“There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage to right main gear, right wing and right engine.

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“The airline reported the crew skillfully regained control of the aircraft after the ATR skidded off the paved surface of the runway to some minor extent during landing.

“Pakistan’s Accident Investigation have opened an investigation.”


VIDEO: Footage from inside the aircraft which ran off the runway at Gilgit Airport published by the Pamir Times YouTube channel.

More information about the incident can be found on The Aviation Herald website.

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