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Date:Saturday 10 December 1988
Time:ca 20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Ariana Afghan Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:at an unknown location (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khost Airport (KHT/OAKS), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Narrative:
Shot down by Pakistani fighters. Pakistan denied the shooting.

Sources:
» BBC
» Daily Telegraph 13.12.1988


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Distance from Khost Airport to Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport as the crow flies is 152 km (95 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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