19 March 1998
Ariana Afghan Airlines
| Pilot error, controlled flight into terrain|
Sharki Baratayi Mountain
Pilot error, Controlled flight into terrain
Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan
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The 1998 Ariana Afghan Airlines crash was a flight operated by an Ariana Boeing 727-200. The flight crashed on approach into Kabul killing all 45 aboard.
1998 Ariana Afghan Airlines crash Wikipedia
The flight departed the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Kabul on an unscheduled flight with a stop in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Whilst descending for Kabul International Airport, the flight struck the Sharki Baratayi Mountain at an altitude of 2,700 ft at 13:00 local time. The crash killed all 10 crew members and 35 passengers. The weather at the time of the accident was poor with snow and rain as well as poor visibility.
The flight was operated by a Boeing 727-228, registered YA-FAZ. The aircraft first flew on the 22 January 1981, meaning at the time of the accident, it was 17.2 years old.