However, the Afghan debut of the MiG-23, as well as the operation as a whole, went wrong from the start. Initially it was planned to involve the fighters from the Far East Dombarovki, but preparing it lasted (for which "incomplete official correspondence" was declared commander of the regiment by the order), and to perform tasks quickly redirected 152nd IAP VVS TurkVO from the nearby airfield Ak-Tepe, flown since 1976 MiG-23M and two years before another subordinate air defense. To complete the task, two-level fighters under the command of Major were directed IA Predikera. In view of the ordinary, in general, the task of a special training is carried out, and the place of the group arrived just before the operation. Despite the involvement of the manual operation "South" and TurkVO senior officers of the 40th Army, stationed in the air at the Rabat-Julie on board CPSU AN-26, operations planning and organization were not very successful.