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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 11 June 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Bakhtar Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-BAL
C/n / msn: 14105
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 55
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Khost (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Narrative:
Shot down by a rebel missile. Rebels claimed they brought down a military Ilyushin 14.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 250
» Flight International 30 January 1988 (36)
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Kandahar Airport to Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport as the crow flies is 460 km (287 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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-26

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