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Accident description
Last updated: 21 March 2018
Date:Sunday 18 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Syrian Air Force
Registration: YK-AND
C/n / msn: 3008
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base (   Syria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base, Syria
A Syrian Air Force Antonov 26 transport plane crashed near Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base, killing all on board.
According to state media the airplane crashed due to fog. The Syrian wing of al Qaeda, the Nusra Front, however claimed that it shot down the aircraft. Photos were posted showing that the aircraft broke up after impacting the ground.



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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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