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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 3 October 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Afghan Air Force
Registration: YA12303
C/n / msn: 208B-2303
First flight: 2011
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Nili Airport (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nili Airport (OANL), Afghanistan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by the Afghan Air Force sustained substantial damage in an accident at Nili Airport, Daykundi Province, Afghanistan. The aircraft had dropped off the new provincial governor at Nili and had just departed when a forced landing was carried out by the crew due to 'technical reasons'. The aircraft came to rest off the airstrip. The nose landing gear had collapsed and the propeller was damaged.

Sources:
» Afghan Army Plane Crash Lands In Daikundi (TOLOnews.com, 3-10-2017)


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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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