1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown
An An-26B similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||4 September 1985|
|Summary||Shot down while en route|
|Aircraft type||Antonov An-26|
|Operator||Bakhtar Afghan Airlines|
|Flight origin||Kandahar Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan|
|Destination||Farah Airport, Farah, Afghanistan|
1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown was on 4 September 1985 when a Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 (registered in Afghanistan as YA-BAM) on a scheduled internal flight from Kandahar to Farah was shot down by a ground-to-air missile. The aircraft had departed from Kandahar Airport and had circled twice close to the airport to gain height and then set course for Farah Airport, it was at a height of 3800 metres and 18.5 km west of Khandahar when it was shot down and destroyed by a ground-to-air missile. All five crew and 47 passengers were killed.
The aircraft was an Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop airliner that had been built in the Soviet Union.