Date & Time: Feb 11, 2013 at 1325 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-300
Operator:
Registration:
AP-BEH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sialkot - Muscat
MSN:
25504/2341
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
PIA259
Country:
Oman
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
107
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Sialkot, pilots completed the descent to runway 26L. After touch down, while decelerating, left main gear collapsed. Left engine hit the ground and aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest on the left edge of runway. All 114 occupants were evacuated unhurt but aircraft was later declared written off. According to PIA, pilots informed ATC on final approach about technical problems with the left main gear but this was not confirmed in a preliminary report from the NTSB.