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.
|Date:||Monday 17 May 2010|
|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)
|Crash site elevation:|| 4100 m (13451 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kunduz Airport (UND/OAUZ), Afghanistan|
|Destination airport:||Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan|
Aircrews from the Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) and ISAF located the wreckage May 19. The site is located at approximately 13,500 feet (4,100 m) 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.
An inquest was held at Bradford Crown Court, U.K. because three British men were on the plane. During the inquest it was reported that an early ground proximity warning system was misunderstood by the crew, either due to language problems or because of previous false alerts. Also, the Kabul air traffic controller asked the crew to maintain their current altitude but the plane began its descent in bad weather into a mountainous area about 12 miles from Kabul.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Al Jazeera
» Pamir Airways statement
» Afghan Army and ISAF Planning Recovery Operations (NATO 20-5-2010)
» The Yorkshire Post, 24-6-2015
Aircraft was later re-registered to Z3-AAJ and YA-PIS.
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 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.