Date: March 19th, 1998
Operator: Ariana Airlines
Where: Kabul Afghanistan
Report No.: Not Available
Report Date: -
This is not an accident investigation report.
Afghan passenger plane crashes, all 22 on board said
20 March 1998
Web posted at: 04:05 JST, Tokyo time (19:05 GMT)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) A passenger jet crashed
miles south of the Afghan capital today, killing
all 22 people on
board, Afghan officials said.
The Boeing 727, part of the fleet of Afghanistan's
airlines, was carrying 11 crew members and 11
passengers, two of
whom had begun their flight in the United Arab
Emirates. It was
not known whether there were any foreigners on
One of the passengers was an official of
religious army. His identity wasn't immediately
There was no information on what caused the crash,
en route were believed to be overcast.
The aircraft left Kandahar, 210 miles south of
Kabul, at noon and
crashed near Musay in eastern Logar province.
Kabul's combined military and civilian airport is
not equipped with
radar, and the plane was seven hours late before
learned it had crashed.
The communications systems in both Kandahar and in
antiquated and have been devastated by war.