Afghan Kam Air 737 Down Near Kabul | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.23.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.24.18

Airborne 04.25.18

AMA Drone Report 04.26.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 04.23.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.24.18

Airborne 04.25.18

AMA Drone Report 04.26.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Sat, Feb 05, 2005

Afghan Kam Air 737 Down Near Kabul

104 Souls On Board, Aircraft Missing In Snow Storm, Search Called Off

A Kam Air 737 on a flight from Herat in western Afghanistan to the country's capital, Kabul, is presumed to be missing after residents of the capital reported hearing a loud explosion during a snowstorm, about the same time that the aircraft went missing.

The search has been called off due to bad weather, but will continue as soon as the storm clears.

"Since this morning we have begun a search and rescue operation in the area," Afghanistan's transport minister Enayatullah Qasemi told CNN at a news conference. "The last time that we have been told that the aircraft was seen on radar was about 3.1 miles east of Kabul."

The president of Kam Air, Zimarai Kamgar, stated that there were eight crew members on the aircraft. Six of them were Russians and the other two were Afghan nationals. There were also 96 pax on board, including seven foreigners.

Management Sciences for Health, a company in Cambridge (MA) has confirmed that three women employed by the company were passengers on the aircraft. A Dutch engineering company has also stated that one of their employees was also on the flight.

Kam Air opened for business in November 2003 as Afghanistan only private airline. Its aircraft are leased, and fly routes between Kabul, Dubai and Istanbul, as well as a number of domestic routes.

Update: Several sources have confirmed Afghan and NATO rescue teams resumed their search on Saturday morning (local time), and have found the wreck of the Kam Air 737-200. Unfortunately, no survivors have been found. There are unconfirmed reports the pilot's last communication was a request to land in Pakistan, but Pakistani air traffic control authorities deny they had any radio contact with the doomed aircraft. The airport in Kabul is notorious for its difficult approaches during winter due to high terrain surrounding it, and a lack of advanced instrument approach technology.

FMI: www.flykamair.com

Advertisement

More News

UPDATE: The Dirtiest of Washington Politics? -- ATC Privatization By Deception?

Stunning, Deceptive, Dirty Politics... Shuster Is At It Again, But This Time We Need To React FAST! ANN RealTime News Update, 04.24.18, 2302 ET: Well... initial info suggests that >[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

Airborne/Barnstorming 04.23.18: We Can Do So Much Better...

I'll Admit It... We're A Mite Frustrated, But We're ALSO Not Quitting... Ever Comments/Analysis/News/Video by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell We've accomplished so much over >[...]

Airborne 04.23.18: Hemisphere Suspended, Thunderbirds Fly, Apple v Drones

Also: New NASA Administrator, AD For CFM56-7B, Engine Display Upgrade On C-441, First BBJ MAX Textron Aviation has suspended work on the Citation Hemisphere large business jet, cit>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC