Date & Time: Mar 9, 2016 at 0905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-26
Registration:
S2-AGZ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cox’s Bazar – Jessore
MSN:
13408
YOM:
1984
Country:
Bangladesh
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Cox's Bazar Airport, while climbing, the left engine failed. The crew received the permission to return for a safe landing and the captain started a back circuit. On final approach, the captain decided to make a go around for unknown reason. While in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea, few dozen yards off shore. The navigator was rescued while three other crew members were killed. The aircraft was on its way to Jessore, carrying a load of shrimps.