Accident Antonov An-26 YK-AND, Sunday 18 January 2015
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Date:Sunday 18 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26
Owner/operator:Syrian Air Force
Registration: YK-AND
MSN: 3008
Year of manufacture:1975
Fatalities:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base -   Syria
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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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