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Old 26th Jun 2014, 08:49
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I seem to remember Jepp' plates for Peshawar stating that aircraft may be shot at if routing over the Tribal Areas.
That brings back old memories, our Airad plates warned not to get too far west in the circuit. There were similar warnings for Quetta.
The warning was well found, during the time I was a contract pilot, flying G- registered B707 for PIA, we had one aircraft hit. I took my hat off the F/E who even noticed the damage, very minor, on a pre-flight at Peshawar, right out on the wing tip, and it certainly wasn't there when we left Karachi.

It looked/measured about .303, nothing a bit of 500mph tape (something we always had on board) couldn't fix.

Indeed, at one time it was alleged our call sign should have been "Speedtape".
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