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Last updated: 17 October 2019
Date:Thursday 21 August 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32
Operator:United Front Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bamyan Airport (BIN) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Mazar-I-Sharif Airport (MZR/OAMS), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Bamyan Airport (BIN/OABN), Afghanistan
The Antonov overshot the runway and crashed. A number of Afghan opposition (anti-Taliban) leaders were killed.

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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 Mazar-I-Sharif Airport to Bamyan Airport as the crow flies is 216 km (135 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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