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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 27 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32
Operator:Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Air Force (DRAAF)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 76 / Occupants: 76
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tashqurghan (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Mazar-I-Sharif Airport (MZR/OAMS), Afghanistan
Crashed in mountainous terrain in poor weather.

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Distance from Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport to Mazar-I-Sharif Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (186 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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Antonov 32

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