Escape from Kandahar — 1995 Airstan Incident

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    Airstan Ilyushin 76; RA-76842, April 1995/ ACV (Wiki)

    Escape from Kandahar

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    1995 Airstan incident explained
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    Escape from Kandahar
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    Documentary in Russian (Побег из Кандагара)





    See the last video from 6:00 onwards to see the Ilyushin-76 land in UAE after escaping from Kandahar. The video shows the crew members, and also their Taliban captives.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Wow, I did not know about this.
    Thanks.
     
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    In 2010 he made the feature film "Kandahar", dedicated to these events. I haven't seen it - assessment can not give.. I myself only found out then about the incident.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandagar
     
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    Ha ha Talibitches are no match for Russians in Hand to hand combat.


    Great story of Hope.

    There are former Soviet soldiers who were POW now live as normal Afghans after converting to Islam and married with local women.
     
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    Cool story.............................................................
     

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