Bhoja Air Flight 213

Bhoja Air Flight 213
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The aircraft involved in the accident while still in operation with British Airways Comair in 2009
Date20 April 2012
SummaryMicroburst induced windshear countered by pilot error
SiteRawalpindi, Pakistan
33°35′15″N 73°08′55″E / 33°35′15″N 73°08′55″E / 33.58750; 73.14861
Aircraft typeBoeing 737-236A
OperatorBhoja Air
Flight originJinnah International Airport, Karachi
DestinationBenazir Bhutto International Airport
Fatalities127 (all)
Bhoja Air Flight 213 is located in Pakistan
Bhoja Air Flight 213
Location of the accident shown within Pakistan.

Bhoja Air Flight 213 (B4 213/BHO213) was a domestic scheduled passenger flight operated by the Pakistani airline Bhoja Air. On 20 April 2012, the Boeing 737–236 aircraft, flying from Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, crashed in bad weather during its approach to Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad. All 121 passengers and 6 crew members aboard were killed in the crash. This was the inaugural flight of Bhoja Air's second daily service on this route.

It was the second-deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan,[1] the deadliest one being the 2010 crash of Airblue Flight 202 that killed all 152 on board, and is the fourth deadliest accident involving the Boeing 737-200 series.[2]


The aircraft was a Boeing 737–236,[3] registered AP-BKC,[4] Built as msn 23167, it first flew on 13 December 1984 and was delivered to British Airways on 7 January 1985 (registration G-BKYI), it was subsequently acquired by codeshare operation Comair (registered as ZS-OLB) in June 1999.[3] The aircraft operated South African domestic routes until late 2010 when Comair retired its 737-200 fleet and it was sold to Bhoja Air in January 2012.[citation needed]

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