Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 18 January 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-11429
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)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Mazar-I-Sharif Airport (MZR/OAMS), Afghanistan
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 nr. 1 and 2. The airplane crashed and burned as the crew attempted to carry out a forced landing.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» skywar.ru


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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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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