1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown

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1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown
Antonov An-26B, Air Armenia AN1988305.jpg
An An-26B similar to the accident aircraft
Incident
Date4 September 1985
SummaryShot down while en route
SiteAfghanistan
Aircraft
Aircraft typeAntonov An-26
OperatorBakhtar Afghan Airlines
RegistrationYA-BAM
Flight originKandahar Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan
DestinationFarah Airport, Farah, Afghanistan
Passengers47
Crew5
Fatalities52
Survivors0

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.[1] 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.[1] All five crew and 47 passengers were killed.[1]

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft was an Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop airliner that had been built in the Soviet Union.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c World airline accident summary : accidents occurring to aeroplanes of more than 5700 kg maximum weight. 1974–1996. Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom). 1996. ISBN 0-903083-44-2.