Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 June 1989
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Ariana Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-BAK
C/n / msn: 14104
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zabol Airport (ACZ) (   Iran) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Zaranj Airport (ZAJ/OAZJ), Afghanistan
Narrative:
The ramp door opened in flight. Some control was lost and a forced landing was carried out on a hill.
Some sources reported the aircraft had been hijacked.


Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/89 (#38)
» Soviet Transports (1994)


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Distance from Kabul Airport to Zaranj Airport as the crow flies is 776 km (485 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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