Narrative:The Boeing 727 passenger jet operated on a flight from Sharjah to Kabul via Kandahar. The plane was descending for Kabul when it struck Shakh-e Barantay Mountain 300 feet below the summit. The weather was poor with rain and snow.
|Date:||Thursday 19 March 1998|
|Operator:||Ariana Afghan Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 22288/1712|
|First flight:|| 1981-01-22 (17 years 2 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35|
|Total:||Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||15 km (9.4 mls) S of Kabul Airport (KBL) ( Afghanistan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan|
Shakh-e Barantay is a 8,696 ft (2,651 m) high mountain peak. Kabul airfield elevation is about 5,877 ft (1,791 m).
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Flight International 13-19.01.1999
» Tommy Maurer
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 Kandahar Airport to Kabul Airport as the crow flies is 460 km (287 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.