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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 10 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300 King Air (MARSS)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: N195AE
C/n / msn: FA-195
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Eastern Afghanistan (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A US-military MC-12 reconnaissance aircraft flying a nighttime mission crashed in eastern Afghanistan. Two coalition servicemembers and a civilian working with the military were killed. There are no indications that the aircraft was brought down by enemy fire, said a defense official.

Janes.com reported on January 16 that the airplane may have been a US Army special mission platform instead of a USAF MC-12W. It would have been a Beechcraft King Air 300 Medium-Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (MARSS).

Sources:
» ABC
» NATO
» Janes.com
» Scramble.nl


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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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