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Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:xx APR 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Bakhtar Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-KAF
C/n / msn: 9120617
First flight: 1971
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Qala i Naw Airport (LQN) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Qala i Naw Airport (LQN/OAQN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Herat Airport (HEA/OAHR), Afghanistan
Narrative:
The Yak-40 suffered a runway excursion on takeoff from Qala i Naw Airport, Afghanistan. It came to rest in the cemetery, damaging the nose landing gear. The aircraft was withdrawn from use as it was not deemed repairable.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
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Distance from Qala i Naw Airport to Herat Airport as the crow flies is 118 km (74 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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