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8 Killed after Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes in Baghlan Province

Monday, October 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on October 9th. The helicopter was supplying a military base when it caught fire and crashed. There were eight people aboard at the time, including five crew members and three army soldiers; all of them were killed in the crash. Afghan defense ministry... »

SilkWay Cargo Flight Crashes at Airport killing 2 of 9 aboard.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
SilkWay Cargo Flight Crashes at Airport killing 2 of 9 aboard.

A SilkWay Airlines cargo flight crashed while departing from Dwyer Airport in Afghanistan. There were no passengers, and the crew consisted of five Azerbaijani, three Ukranians, and a Uzbek captain. Two of nine people did not survive the crash, although reports don’t yet say which two. The accident occurred at 6:30 PM on May... »

5 Killed after NATO helicopter Crashes in Kabul

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
By George Hatcher

A helicopter crashed at NATO’s Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on October 11. Authorities said the British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters. Five people were killed in the crash. The deceased include 2 U.S. service members, 2 British service members and a French civilian contractor. Their names... »

Plane Crash Investigation Reveals Cause

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Plane Crash Investigation Reveals Cause

On April 29, we reported the National Air Cargo flight that crashed when it’s load shifted and the plane stalled. Federal investigators and Boeing experts went to Afghanistan to to assist in the investigation. On Jun 2nd 2013, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan investigation announced officially that it was the... »

Cargo Boeing Crashes in Bagram

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
By George Hatcher
Cargo Boeing Crashes in Bagram

Contact photographer Shawn Byers A National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 on a cargo flight from Bagram to Dubai Al Maktoum crashed with 7 crew (including 4 pilots, 2 mechanics,) and cargo shortly after takeoff. The National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 had just lifted off and was climbing when it crashed. The crash resulted in... »

Turkish Helicopter Crashes Killing a Dozen Military, Plus Civilians on the ground

Sunday, March 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Turkish Helicopter Crashes Killing a Dozen Military, Plus Civilians on the ground

What: Turkish Army Sikorsky S-70A-28 (CH-60) Where: Bagrami district, Kabul When: Mar 16, 2012, 10:25 a.m. Who: 10 fatalities aboard, 2 on the ground Why: The Turkish (Turk Kara Ordusu Havaciligi) helicopter crashed into a house in Bagrami District. A dozen Turkish troopers aboard the helicopter were killed. The number reported as being inside... »

Illushin IL-76 Hits Mountain in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
By George Hatcher
Illushin IL-76 Hits Mountain in Afghanistan

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Matthias Bindseil What: Silk Way Airlines Illushin IL-76TD en route from Baku Azerbaijan to Bagram Air Force Base Afghanistan Where: Bagram Afghanistan When: Jul 6th 2011 Who: 9 crew Why: Carrying 18 tons of automobiles and trailers, the flight took off from Baku and... »

Air Cargo Crash in Kabul

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Cargo Crash in Kabul

Pictured: A United Nations (Transafrik) L-100-20 Hercules Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Serge Bailleul What: National Air Cargo/Transafrik International Hercules L-100 en route from Bagram Air Base to Kabul Where: 25-30km east of Kabul When: Oct 12th 2010, around 19:30 Who: 7 crew (six Philipinos, an Indian, a Kenyan—all... »

Antonov Crash in Kabul

Monday, May 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Pamir Airways Antonov AN-24 en route from Kundus to Kabul Afghanistan Where: Kabul on May 17th 2010 When: May 17th 2010 Who: 38 passengers and 6 crew Why: Lost connection with ATC 40 minutes from the airport. The wreckage, found at Salang Pass, displayed no sign of life. Download article as PDF »

Pamir Flight Lost in Mountain Pass

Monday, May 17, 2010
By George Hatcher
Pamir Flight Lost in Mountain Pass

Pictured: A Pamir Airways flight. This one is a Boeing 737-4Y0 over Dubai, not the plane involved in the crash Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Szabo Gabor What: Pamir Airways Antonov 24B en route from Kunduz to Kabul Where: Salang Pass (Afghanistan) When: May 17, 2010 Who: 5 crew... »

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