Samiksha Jaiswal

1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An 26 shootdown

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Date  4 September 1985
Passengers  47
Fatalities  52 (all)
Site  Afghanistan
Crew  5
1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown
Summary  Shot down while en route

1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown was on 4 September 1985 when a Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 (registered in Afghanistan as YA-BAM) on a scheduled internal flight from Kandahar to Farah was shot down by a ground-to-air missile. The aircraft had departed from Kandahar Airport and had circled twice close to the airport to gain height and then set course for Farah Airport, it was at a height of 3800 metres and 18.5 km west of Khandahar when it was shot down and destroyed by a ground-to-air missile. All five crew and 47 passengers were killed.

Aircraft

The aircraft was an Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop airliner that had been built in the Soviet Union.

References

1985 Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Antonov An-26 shootdown Wikipedia


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