Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 21 December 1987
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kabul Airport (KBL) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Bagram Air Base (BPM/OAIX), Afghanistan
Narrative:
While circling to a safe height after takeoff, the An-26 was hit by a Stinger missile. The nr.1 engine was hit and shrapnel punctured the fuel tank. Smoke entered the cabin. All of the crew members bailed out safely except for the pilot. He jumped out at an altitude too low to open the parachute.

Sources:
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Distance from Kabul Airport to Bagram Air Base as the crow flies is 42 km (26 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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