Narrative:The Sudanese An-32 had been ferried to Moldova for maintenance. On April 11, 2008 the airplane was prepared to be ferried back from Chisinau (KIV) to Khartoum, Sudan via Antalya (AYT). It took off from the Chisinau International Airport at 22:02. After takeoff, the crew noticed that the transponder had failed. The flight returned to Chisinau. On final approach the airplane contacted VOR/DME equipment, crashed and burned.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Friday 11 April 2008|
|Operator:||Kata Air Transport|
|C/n / msn:|| 3009|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Chisinau Airport (KIV) ( Moldova)
|Crash site elevation:|| 122 m (400 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Chisinau Airport (KIV/LUKK), Moldova|
|Destination airport:||Antalya Airport (AYT/LTAI), Turkey|
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Distance from Chisinau Airport to Antalya Airport as the crow flies is 1117 km (698 miles).
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.