Narrative:The US Department of State had leased an Antonov 32 plane for duties in Afghanistan. It was carrying a team from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs when it landed at Lashkar Gah. Reportedly a truck crossed the runway when the airplane landed. The Antonov swerved off the runway, and slid headlong into a nearby nomad settlement.
|Date:||Monday 24 April 2006|
|Operating for:||US Department of State|
|Leased from:||Valan International Cargo Charter|
|C/n / msn:|| 3003|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 12|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 16 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Bost/Lashkar Gah Airport (BST) ( Afghanistan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Bost/Lashkar Gah Airport (BST/OABT), Afghanistan|
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ER-AEC was later re-registered ZS-PDV
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 Bost/Lashkar Gah Airport as the crow flies is 140 km (87 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.