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AP-AAF [The 6th Aircraft of Pakistan, AP-AAA being the first]
09-AUG-2002 Waqas Usman

AP-AAF [The 6th Aircraft of Pakistan, AP-AAA being the first]

Shangrila Lake (Skardu District)

Thanks to Abbas Ali ( http://historyofpia.com ) for the correction.

"Actually the registration of this C-47/DC-3 Dakota is AP-AAF and it belonged to Orient Airways. On October 13, 1954, AP-AAF on flight from Skardu to Rawalpindi, minutes after take-off, crash landed near Indus river bed. Fortunately everyone aboard the aircraft survived the accident. The aircraft was purchased by Shangrila Resort owner, moved to its current location and converted into a cafe."

AP-AAF accident Info: http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19541013-0&lang=en

Read more here:
http://www.historyofpia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=39763#39763

Olympus C-2100UZ
1/250s f/2.8 at 7.0mm iso100 full exif

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