On 17 May 2010 Pamir Airways Flight 112 was en route during a domestic flight from Kunduz to Kabul when it crashed into a mountain near the Salang Pass in the Shakardara District, Afghanistan. The Antonov AN-24, registration YA-PIS, had left Kunduz at 8:30am and reports suggest that the Russian made aircraft was carrying 39 passengers and 5 crew including Afghan, American, British, Pakistani, Turkish, and Tajikistani nationals who all perished after the plane crashed into the mountain just 12 miles from its destination.

Irwin Mitchell Aviation Law represents and is advising the families of 26 English, US and Afghan passengers who were tragically killed in this crash. The aviation team conducted significant investigations into the causes of the crash and the theories were corroborated when the accident report was eventually published in December 2011. This case is now filed in the state of Illinois against a number of US companies, including Honeywell (manufacturer of the Ground Proximity Warning System) and Midwest ATC (the provider of air traffic control services).

If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable.

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