PAF Base Kohat

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Kohat Airbase
IATA: OHTICAO: OPKT
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Pakistan Air Force
Location Kohat
Elevation AMSL 1,650 ft / 503 m
Coordinates 33°34′14″N 71°26′22″E / 33.57056°N 71.43944°E / 33.57056; 71.43944Coordinates: 33°34′14″N 71°26′22″E / 33.57056°N 71.43944°E / 33.57056; 71.43944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,717 2,352 Asphalt

Kohat Airbase (IATA: OHTICAO: OPKT) is an Air Force base and an Air Force facility that is located in Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is basically a training base and is consider home of airmen in Pakistan airforce as all of the airmen serving in paf get their basic training from this base. Historically it has also been used as a major royal operational base in the pre-partition era.

On February 20, 2003, Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir and 16 others were killed when their Fokker F27 crashed into the hills near the airbase. The aircraft was inbound to Kohat from Chaklala Airbase. Included in the dead were the wife of Mushaf Ali Mir and two Air Vice Marshals.[1]

On August 6, 2007, two personnel of the Pakistan Air Force and a child accompanying them were injured when a bomb exploded near their vehicle on the Kohat Road near the PAF Airbase.[2]

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