Unlawful Interference Antonov An-26 YA-BAM, Wednesday 4 September 1985
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Date:Wednesday 4 September 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26
Owner/operator:Bakhtar Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-BAM
MSN: 14106
Year of manufacture:1985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:18 km W of Kandahar -   Afghanistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN)
Destination airport:Farah Airport (FAH/OAFR)
Shot down with a ground-to-air missile. The aircraft was flying at 3800 feet msl.


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  • 13th worst accident in 1985
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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