Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 11 March 1985
Type:Antonov 30
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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
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 nr.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.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» skywar.ru


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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.
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