Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 April 1988
Time:03:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Air Force (DRAAF)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Maimana (   Afghanistan) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Maimana Airport (MMZ/OAMN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Mazar-I-Sharif Airport (MZR/OAMS), Afghanistan
Narrative:
Shot down by Afghan guerrilla forces.

Sources:
» Scramble Vol. 9, nr. 11 (p.36)


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Distance from Maimana Airport to Mazar-I-Sharif Airport as the crow flies is 234 km (146 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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