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Chronological Listing of Afghan Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew     photo seat
                     
20th November 1983 Afghan
DRAAF
Su-22     Crashed at Dal Bandin AB while  defecting to Pakistan          
25th March 1984 Afghan
DRAAF
MiG-17     Crashed at Mushcab AB while defecting to Pakistan          
16 July 1984 Afghan
DRAAF
Mi-25     Crashed near Miranshah while defecting to Pakistan          
16th April 1986 Afghan
DRAAF
MiG-21     Shot down by PAF Mirage of No 5 or No 18 Squadron          
10th May 1986 Afghan
DRAAF
MiG-21     Shot down by PAF Mirage of No 5 or No 18 Squadron          
17th May 1986
Afghan AF
Sukhoi Su-22M-3K     Shot down by F-16A (82-723) flown Squadron Leader. A. Hameed Qadri*, No. 9 Squadron, Sargodha over Parachinar, Pakistan using AIM-9L Sidewinder          
17th May 1986
Afghan AF
Sukhoi Su-22M-3K     Shot down by F-16A (82-723) flown Squadron Leader. A. Hameed Qadri*, No. 9 Squadron, Sargodha over Parachinar, Pakistan using gun          
  *Air Commodore A. Hameed Qadri (Base Commander PAF Minhas-Kamra) was killed in the crash of  a F-7P on 20th
17th May 1986
Afghan AF
Su-7     Shot down by  pilot from Pakistani 38 Wing ???        
30th March 1987 Afghan Antonov An-26     Shot down by F-16A flown by Wing. Commander. Abdul Razzaq
No. 9 Squadron, Sargodha near Miranshah, Pakistan while on a recce mission
Afghanistan said the aircraft was a civilian passenger aircraft and that 39 people aboard the An-26 were killed    
  "Pakistan said Monday that its air force had shot down a military plane 10 miles inside Pakistani airspace over the Kurram salient, which borders on Paktia."
 
"The Afghan plane reported shot down on Monday was apparently intercepted near Parachinar, where Pakistan says six of Kabul's planes carried out a bombing raid Feb. 27 that left at least 50 people dead.

A Pakistani Defense Ministry spokesman said the plane had fallen north of Parachinar and that patrols had been sent to search for the wreckage. He said witnesses saw no sign that the plane's crew had bailed out.

Officials did not identify the downed plane's type, but said it appeared to have been on a reconnaissance mission because it was flying alone."

 
"The official Soviet news agency Tass today said an Afghan plane shot down by Pakistan on Monday bore military markings but was unarmed and was carrying civilians on an internal flight."
16th April 1987 Afghan Sukhoi Su-22     Shot down by F-16A flown by Squadron. Leader Badar Islam, No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas after strafing Pakistani villages near Tull Lt.Col. Abdul Jameel
ejected and landed safely inside Afghanistan
  K-36
16th April 1987 Afghan Sukhoi Su-22     CLAIM: Shot down by F-16A flown by Squadron. Leader Badar Islam, No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas after strafing Pakistani villages near Tull This second claim by Sqn. Ldr. Islam was not accepted by the PAF   K-36
 

"Pakistani fighters shot down an Afghan warplane that crossed into Pakistan today, the Defense Ministry said, and Afghan guerrillas said they had downed a second plane.

In a statement issued by the official Pakistani press agency, the Defense Ministry said debris was seen falling into the mountains north of Miranshah in the North Waziristan tribal agency.

The Afghan fighter intruded by six miles and was shot down by Pakistani fighters, the ministry said.

Afghan insurgents said the plane was apparently one of 16 that had been bombing guerrilla positions just across the border in Afghanistan.

Earlier, an official of the Hezb-i-Islami rebel group said guerrillas had shot down two of the planes. Later he said that the guerrillas could claim only one definite ''kill.'' The second plane could be the one downed by the Pakistani fighters, he said."

 

?? April 1987 Afghan Antonov An-26     Shot down in the Khost area by PAF F-16. Unconfirmed note      
?? April 1987 Afghan Antonov An-26     Shot down in the Khost area by PAF F-16. Unconfirmed note      
?? April 1987 Afghan Mi-8
helicopter
    Shot down in the Khost area by PAF F-16. Unconfirmed note      
?? April 1987 Afghan Mi-8
helicopter
    Shot down in the Khost area by PAF F-16. Unconfirmed note      
?? April 1987 Afghan Mi-8
helicopter
    Shot down in the Khost area by PAF F-16. Unconfirmed note      
?? April 1987 Afghan Mi-8
helicopter
    Shot down in the Khost area by PAF F-16. Unconfirmed note      
29th April 1987 PAF F-16A 85-720 9th Sqn PAF Aircraft flew in front of his leader and was hit by PAF AIM-9L over Afghan territory Flt.Lt. Shahid Sikander
ejected and rescued
 
  ACES II
 

"Afghanistan said it shot down the American-made F-16 after two F-16's crossed the border at Khost district in Paktia Province in the border area southwest of Peshawar. It said the F-16's were at first warned and then fired upon by Afghan jets. Pakistan Reports Loss of Jet

Pakistan acknowledged that one of its jets had been downed but dismissed the Afghan version, saying that its planes had never violated Afghan airspace and were attacked in Pakistani territory.

The Pakistani authorities said the incident occurred Wednesday when six Afghan aircraft violated Pakistani airspace and two Pakistani jets intercepted them. They said one jet was shot down over the Pakistani town of Miram Shah. They said the pilot bailed out and landed in Pakistani territory uninjured. Islamabad also said the downed plane could have been either an F-16, which is one of the most advanced American-made fighters, or an older Chinese-designed F-6 jet."

?? August 1987 Afghan Su-22     Shot down by Russian MiG-29 during attack on Afghan President's residency Afghani pilot
fate unknown
   
?? August 1987 Afghan Su-22     Shot down by Russian MiG-29 during attack on Afghan President's residency Afghani pilot
fate unknown
   
?? August 1987 Afghan Su-22     Shot down by Russian MiG-29 during attack on Afghan President's residency Afghani pilot
fate unknown
   
?? August 1987 Afghan Su-22     Shot down by Russian MiG-29 during attack on Afghan President's residency Afghani pilot
fate unknown
   
4th August 1988
Soviet Air Force
Sukhoi SU-25
 
    Shot down by F-16A (85-725) flown by Squadron Leader Athar Bokhari No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas over Parachinar, Pakistan using . AIM-9L Sidewinder
190 miles southwest of Islamabad after "straying" over
the border from Afghanistan
Colonel Alexander Rutskoi
(2nd ejection - previous one in 1986 from Su-25 -date not yet known)
K-36
4-8-1988
Soviet Air Force Sukhoi-20 Fitter shot down 190 miles southwest of Islamabad after straying over
the border from Afghanistan. Pilot ejected and was captured.
[afm s/6/88]

 Sqn. Ldr. Athar Bukhari of No. 14 Squardon (PAF Minhas) became the first PAF pilot to shoot down a Russian aircraft. On August 04, 1988, Sqn. Ldr. Bukhari was asked to patrol near Bannu at a height of 10,000 ft. He was vectored on a heading of 300 degrees, and the controller reported the target 30 degree left, 15 NM. The contact was made and the GCI controller clearly told Bukhari to go ahead and shoot the target. The missile was launched from about 2.5 NM from the target which was soon followed by a ball of fire. Descending to 5,000 feet, and dispensing chaff and flares, the pilot then took a safe passage home.

The wreckage of the shot down aircraft was located, but not the pilot. The tribal people caught him the next evening and handed him over to the authorities. His name was Colonel Alexander Rutskoi
 

"The Soviet spokesman, in a rare conciliatory gesture, thanked the Government in Islamabad for agreeing to return a Soviet pilot shot down over Afghanistan early this month. Visit to the Embassy"

8th September 1988 Afghan AF ???            
 

"Pakistani jet fighters shot down an intruding Afghan warplane today and Afghan aircraft bombed three Pakistani villages near the Afghan border, Pakistani authorities said.

Several Afghan aircraft flew into Pakistani airspace and were fired on by two Pakistani Air Force fighters, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

He said the Afghan jet was downed 12 miles inside Pakistan, over Nawagai, 120 miles northwest of Islamabad."

                 
12th September 1988 Russian AF MiG-23MLD Bort 55   Shot down by F-16A (85-728) flown by Flight Lieutenant Khalid Mahmood
No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas using AIM-9L Sidewinders
Flown by Capt. Sergey Privalov    
The Russian version is that the aircraft was flown back to Bagram AB where it crash landed due to the nose wheel collapsing
12th September 1988 Russian AF MiG-23MLD     Shot down by F-16A (85-728) flown by Flight Lieutenant Khalid Mahmood
No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas using AIM-9P Sidewinders.
Flown by Maj. Petkov    
The Russian version is that no aircraft was lost
3rd November 1988 Afghan AF Sukhoi Su-22m4   335th APIB DRAAF
Matun
Shot down by F-16A (84-717) flown by Flight Lieutenant Khalid Mahmood
No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas using 2 AIM-9L Sidewinders near Tull 10 NM from Thal on the bank of river Kurram, Pakistan
Capt. Abdul Hashim
ejected
POW Leter released
  K-36
 

"Pakistan said a Pakistani F-16 fighter shot down an Su-22 fighter-bomber this morning when two Su-22's penetrated 10 miles into Pakistan.

Pakistan said an Afghan pilot was captured and was being questioned. Pakistani television showed film of wreckage near the village of Thal, about 160 miles west of Islamabad.

Afghanistan's official Radio Kabul later said Pakistani jets shot down an Afghan reconnaissance jet in the morning and a training jet in the afternoon."

 

The missile barely left the fighter when the pilot ejected and after a few seconds the plane exploded and the wreckage fell 10 NM from Thal on the bank of river Kuram. The afghan pilot was later handed over to the afghan Gov.

19th November 1988

"Thirty people were killed when an Afghan transport plane was shot down by Pakistan on Saturday, a broadcast on the Afghan Government radio said today.

It said the pilot had lost his way because of a technical problem during a flight from Kabul, the Afghan capital, to Jalalabad in the east and that he had sought help from the nearest airport in Pakistan.

''Not only was no help provided, the plane was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force,'' according to the broadcast, monitored in Islamabad.

The Pakistani Defense Ministry said Sunday that an intruding Afghan plane was shot down by ground fire near the northwestern town of Parachinar and that everyone on board had been killed. A ministry statement did not identify the aircraft or say how many people had died."

 

21st November 1988 Russian AF Antonov An-26     Shot down by F-16A  flown by Muhammad Abbas Khattak No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas while on a reconnaissance mission.      
31st January 1989
at night
Russian AF Antonov An-24     Intercepted by F-16B  flown by Flight Lieutenant Khalid Mahmood No. 14 Squadron, PAF, Minhas near Bannu      
                     
10th June 1990
Afghan AF
MiG-21 Fishbed     Engine failure. Kabul, Afghanistan     pilot ejected   KM-1
26th January 1995
Afghan AF
[
DGMAF]
Su-22                  
11th February 2002
Afghan AF
Su-22M-4                  
Saturday 27th April 2002
Afghan AF
MiG-21     The pilot was practising for a parade to be held on the Sunday to celebrate end of communist rule. plane got into difficulty over Pul-i-Charkhi to the east of the city near Kabul: KABUL pilot ejected but his parachute did not open and he was killed   KM-1   KM-1
  More losses were sustained by various Afghan Groups during this period - these are being researched at present    
 
                 

page last amended
Monday, 06 April 2009 15:29