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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

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

Airborne 08.26.16: Citation Longitude Update, Falcon 9 Display, N Shore Heli Rte

Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to i>[...]

Another Tough Weekend For Airshows... Two Pilots Lost

Accidents in Oregon and China Take Lives It's been a lousy weekend to be an aviation journalist as we document the tragic loss of two well-known pilots in two separate airshows acc>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.28.16)

"This is the perfect natural laboratory to study aerosol-cloud interactions, which are some of the largest uncertainties in the prediction of future climate." Source: Jens Redemann>[...]

NASA Flies To Africa to Study Climate Effects Of Smoke On Clouds

Two Research Aircraft Head To Namibia Because Of Its Unique Climate NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.28.16)

Aero Linx: Aviators Model Code Of Conduct Innovative tools advancing aviation safety and offering a vision of excellence for aviators, the AMCC is for use by aviation practitioners>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC