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Last updated: 15 December 2018
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Date:Thursday 11 July 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) from Kandahar Airport (KDH) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Shindand (OASD), Afghanistan
Narrative:
After takeoff from Kandahar (KDH) the crew did not climb to a safe height, but instead continued immediately to Shindand. The An-12 was struck by a missile and crashed.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» skywar.ru


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Distance from Kandahar Airport to Shindand as the crow flies is 394 km (246 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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Antonov An-12

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