Date & Time: Jul 12, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-12
Operator:
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
14
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
On a flight to Kandahar (Afghanistan) with a load of ammunition on board when was damaged by small-arms fire from the ground on approach. Veered off runway, collided with obstacles and caught fire. Crew managed to escape but 14 soldiers who tried to extinguish the fire (not knowing of the nature of the cargo) were killed when the ammunition exploded.