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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 3 April 2008
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 28
Operator:Blue Wing Airlines
Registration: PZ-TSO
C/n / msn: 1AJ007-17
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Glushenkov TVD-10B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lawa-Antino Airport (   Suriname)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paramaribo-Zorg en Hoop Airport (ORG/SMZO), Suriname
Destination airport:Lawa-Antino Airport, Suriname
Narrative:
Flew into a wooded hillside while attempting to land. Reports are that there was another aircraft on the runway at the time. The An-28 apparently aborted the approach but crashed while executing a go around.

Sources:
» Twenty feared dead in Suriname plane crash (Caribbean Net News, 3-4-2008)
» Negentien doden bij ongeluk met toestel Blue Wing (Dagblad Suriname, 4-4-2008)


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Distance from Paramaribo-Zorg en Hoop Airport to Lawa-Antino Airport as the crow flies is 265 km (166 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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Antonov An-28

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  • 24th loss
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