Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 March 2017
Narrative:The An-12 carried munitions from Kandahar (KDH) to Mazar-i-Sharif (MZR). It descended below clouds and was struck by a missile, causing the failure of engines no. 1 and 2. The airplane crashed and burned as the crew attempted to carry out a forced landing.
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control
|Date:||Wednesday 18 January 1984|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||40 km (25 mls) S of Mazar-I-Sharif Airport (MZR) ( Afghanistan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Mazar-I-Sharif Airport (MZR/OAMS), Afghanistan|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kandahar Airport to Mazar-I-Sharif Airport as the crow flies is 588 km (367 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.