Narrative:The An-30 was used on an aerial photography flight in the Kabul area south of the Panjshir Valley. Upon returning to the airport, the no. 1 engine was struck my a Strela missile. The pilot attempted to land the plane at Bagram, but he was too high (800 m). While circling for landing the fire reached and destroyed the aileron controls. Control was lost. Three crew members managed to bail out safely.
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control
|Date:||Monday 11 March 1985|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|Registration:|| 05 red|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||25 km (15.6 mls) N of Kabul Airport (KBL) ( Afghanistan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan|
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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.