ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-12BP CCCP-11405 Khost Airport (KHT)
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Date:Monday 15 October 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-11405
First flight:
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Khost Airport (KHT) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Khost Airport (KHT/OAKS), Afghanistan
The An-12 flew to Khost (KHT), carrying a load of blankets and two tanks with gasoline. After landing the blankets and one tank of gasoline were unloaded. At that moment the plane came under mortar fire. Several crew members were injured.
The crew managed to take-off with the damaged aircraft from the taxiway, starting up three of the engines while already moving and landed back at Kabul. The airplane was substantially damaged; some 150 punctures caused by the shrapnel were found.


Damaged on the ground



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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 Kabul Airport to Khost Airport as the crow flies is 152 km (95 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.
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