Narrative:While circling to a safe height after takeoff, the An-26 was hit by a Stinger missile. The no. 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.
|Date:||Monday 21 December 1987|
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Bagram Air Base (BPM/OAIX), Afghanistan|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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 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.