Thirty-two years on, highly mysterious disappearance of Fokker plane continues to baffle everyone

Family members of the passengers and the crew members have yet to know what happened to the flight.

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On the 25th of August 1989, PIA’s Fokker-F27, flight PK404, took off from Gilgit airport, carrying 49 passengers and five crew members to Islamabad.

All contacts with the flight were lost 9 minutes after the takeoff. Search and rescue efforts were conducted at a massive level, but to no avail.

According to reports, the Fokker-F27 Friendship disappeared shortly after takeoff. It was also reported that one of the pilots had made a routine radio call at 7:40 am, which was the last communication made from the aircraft.

The plane is believed to have fallen in the Himalayas, but the wreckage has not been found to date. The military launched extensive search operations in the mountains for many days following the tragedy but with no results.

Family members of the passengers and the crew members have yet to know what happened to the flight.

A relative of the passengers who had switched their flight said, “It is a tragedy that we cannot forget. Who knew they would die this way, or even share the same fate.”

“There have been many versions to this mystery. The one I lived with is that India shot down the aircraft for allegedly crossing the Line of Control,” said a relative of another victim.

Even decades after the unfortunate incident, relatives of the victims wonder why successive governments have closed the investigation on the sad episode.

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