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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Friday 7 November 2014
Time:ca 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Y0
Operator:Ariana Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-PIE
C/n / msn: 26086/2475
First flight: 1993-05-10 (21 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kabul Airport (KBL) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Herat Airport (HEA/OAHR), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
A Boeing 737-400 operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines as flight 252 from Herat to Kabul suffered a right hand main landing gear failure on landing. The airplane came to rest with the no. 2 engine on the runway. All aboard were evacuated on the runway.



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Distance from Herat Airport to Kabul Airport as the crow flies is 638 km (399 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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