Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 9 January 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26B-100
Operator:Aeriantur-M Airlines
Registration: ER-26068
C/n / msn: 11308
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Balad Air Base (   Iraq) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey
Destination airport:Balad AB, Iraq
Narrative:
An Antonov 26 passenger plane was destroyed in an accident near Balad Air Base, Iraq. Of the 30 passengers and five crew members one passenger survived the accident.
The Antonov was chartered to fly Turkish construction workers to Iraq. It crashed while on approach to the Balad Air Base, a U.S. base 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.


Sources:
» 32 killed in cargo plane crash in Iraq (AP, 9-1-2007)
» Thirty-one die in Iraq plane crash-Turkish official (Reuters,9-1-2007)
» CAA Moldova


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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