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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Sunday 18 June 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Ariana Afghan Airlines
Registration: YA-BAK
MSN: 14104
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zabol Airport (ACZ) (   Iran)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Zaranj Airport (ZAJ/OAZJ), Afghanistan
The ramp door opened in flight. Some control was lost and a forced landing was carried out on a hill.
Some sources reported the aircraft had been hijacked.

Forced landing outside airport

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kabul Airport to Zaranj Airport as the crow flies is 776 km (485 miles).

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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