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Last updated: 26 May 2016
Date:Wednesday 4 September 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Bakhtar Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-BAM
C/n / msn: 14106
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) W of Kandahar (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Farah Airport (FAH/OAFR), Afghanistan
Shot down with a ground-to-air missile. The aircraft was flying at 3800 feet msl.

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Distance from Kandahar Airport to Farah Airport as the crow flies is 357 km (223 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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