Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 17 May 2010
Time:ca 09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:Pamir Airways
Registration: YA-PIS
C/n / msn: 27307903
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salang Pass (   Afghanistan) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kunduz Airport (UND/OAUZ), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Flightnumber:1102
Narrative:
An Antonov 24 passenger plane, operated by Pamir Airways, crashed in a mountain pass in Afghanistan. The airplane, had left Kunduz Airport (UND/OAUZ) on a domestic passenger flight PM1102 to Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB). There were six crew members and 38 passengers on board, according to a government spokesman. Heavy fog was reported in the area.
Aircrews from the Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) and ISAF have located the wreckage May 19. The site is located at approximately 13,500 feet (4,100m) in Shakar Darah district, Kabul Province. The wreckage was scattered over the mountainside.
According to Al Jazeera the airline bought the plane 3 months ago from Bulgaria. Soviet Transports Fleet data indicate that YA-PIS was recently acquired by Pamir after a period of storage in Bulgaria.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Al Jazeera
» BBC
» Pamir Airways statement
» Afghan Army and ISAF Planning Recovery Operations (NATO 20-5-2010)


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photo of Antonov 24B LS-ASZ
photo of Antonov 24B LS-ASZ
Aircraft was later re-registered to Z3-AAJ and YA-PIS.
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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 Kunduz Airport to Kabul Airport as the crow flies is 233 km (146 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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