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Date:Monday 24 April 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operated by:Air Million Cargo
On behalf of:United States Department of State
Registration: ZS-PDV
MSN: 3003
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 16
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bost/Lashkar Gah Airport (BST) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kandahar Airport (KDH/OAKN), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Bost/Lashkar Gah Airport (BST/OABT), Afghanistan
The US Department of State had leased an Antonov 32 plane for duties in Afghanistan. It was carrying a team from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs when it landed at Lashkar Gah. Reportedly a truck crossed the runway when the airplane landed. The Antonov swerved off the runway, and slid headlong into a nearby nomad settlement.

Runway excursion

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photo of Antonov-An-32B-ER-AEC
accident date: 24-04-2006
type: Antonov An-32B
registration: ER-AEC

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 Kandahar Airport to Bost/Lashkar Gah Airport as the crow flies is 140 km (87 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Antonov An-32

  • 357 built
  • 62nd loss
  • 31st fatal accident
  • 17th worst accident (at the time)
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