National Air Cargo Hercules L-100-20 plane crash
The Transafrik International Hercules L-100-20 (civilian version of the C-130) on behalf of National Air Cargo was performing cargo flight from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, to Kabul, Afghanistan, with 8 crewmembers onboard. The plane impacted a mountain near Kabul, killing all the 8 people onboard.
The plane was carrying NATO supplies. The airplane was on a VFR flight from Bagram to Kabul. The crew joined the downwind for runway 29 and was instructed to maintain visual separation to a preceding aircraft. The crew continued on the downwind until impacting a mountain in the Pol-e Charkhi area about 6 NM (11 km) northeast of Kabul Airport at approximately 1000 feet above aerodrome elevation and about 200 feet below the peak. It was very dark with less than a quarter moon. The airplane was not equipped with a terrain awareness and warning system.
Mountains raise up to 3000 meters (9800 ft) about 25-30km east of the city of Kabul. The Gharib Ghar Peak approximately 6 NM (11 km) northeast of the airport rises to about 2200 meters (7200 feet).