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Last updated: 20 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 29 November 1986
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: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 km (15 mls) from Kabul Airport (KBL) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Jalalabad Airport (JAA/OAJL), Afghanistan
Narrative:
The An-12 took off from Kabul, carrying several tons of S-24 rockets and 400 kilograms of explosives to Jalalabad. While climbing to an altitude of 6400 m the aircraft was struck by a Stinger missile and crashed.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
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Distance from Kabul Airport to Jalalabad Airport as the crow flies is 119 km (74 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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