ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24V YA-PIS Salang Pass
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Monday 17 May 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Operator:Pamir Airways
Registration: YA-PIS
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft 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
An Antonov An-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.
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.


» Al Jazeera
» Pamir Airways statement
» Afghan Army and ISAF Planning Recovery Operations (NATO 20-5-2010)
» The Yorkshire Post, 24-6-2015


photo of Antonov-An-24B-YA-PIS
accident date: 17-05-2010
type: Antonov An-24B
registration: YA-PIS
photo of Antonov-An-24B-LS-ASZ
accident date: 17-05-2010
type: Antonov An-24B
registration: LS-ASZ
photo of Antonov-An-24B-LS-ASZ
accident date: 17-05-2010
type: Antonov An-24B
registration: LS-ASZ
photo of Antonov-An-24B-LS-ASZ
accident date: 17-05-2010
type: Antonov An-24B
registration: LS-ASZ

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).
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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