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Last updated: 18 October 2019
Datum:Donnerstag 11 Juni 1987
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-26
Fluggesellschaft:Bakhtar Afghan Airlines
Kennzeichen: YA-BAL
Werknummer: 14105
Baujahr: 1985
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 53 / Insassen: 55
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Khost (   Afghanistan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan
Flug nach:Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Shot down by a rebel missile. Rebels claimed they brought down a military Ilyushin 14.

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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 Kandahar Airport to Kabul-Khwaja Rawash Airport as the crow flies is 460 km (287 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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