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Last updated: 3 August 2020
Date:Tuesday 28 October 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-11104
C/n / msn: 01347710
First flight: 1971
Total airframe hrs:19130
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) from Kabul Airport (KBL) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Aeroflot flight 1531 departed Sofia on a flight to Kabul with intermediate stops at Mineralnye Vody and Tashkent. On the last leg of the flight, while on approach to Kabul, the crew descended below minimum safe altitude in poor weather. The An-12 crashed into Mount VaIsi-Karnibaba.
The wreck was located November 4, 1980.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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photo of Antonov-An-12V-CCCP-11104
accident date: 28-10-1980
type: Antonov An-12V
registration: CCCP-11104

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 Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport to Kabul Airport as the crow flies is 739 km (462 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.
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