Peshawar-bound Airliner hit by Gunfire: Passenger Killed

A PIA A310 similar to this was hit by gunfire as it approached runway 35 at Peshawar Airport on June 24.

 

A PIA A310 similar to this was hit by gunfire as it approached runway 35 at Peshawar Airport on June 24.
A PIA A310 similar to this was hit by gunfire as it approached runway 35 at Peshawar Airport on June 24.

One passenger was killed and two cabin crew members injured when a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airliner was hit by small arms fire when on final approach to land at Peshawar Airport, Pakistan, on June 24.

The Airbus A310, operating flight PK756 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Peshawar, Pakistan, was carrying 178 passengers and 12 crew when it was hit by several bullets at about 22:30 local time. 

The airliner PK756 was descending at about 300ft (91m) above ground level to Peshawar’s runway 35 when the aircraft was hit by a number of bullets, some of which penetrated the cabin.  A female passenger received a fatal head wound.  One cabin crew member was seriously injured while a second was reported to have “minor injuries.”  The pilots were able to land the aircraft safely.