Date & Time: Apr 11, 2008 at 2215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-32
Registration:
ST-AZL
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kichinev-Antalya-Khartoum
MSN:
3009
YOM:
1992
Country:
Moldova
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
2668
Aircraft flight cycles:
1954
Circumstances:

After a maintenance program in Chisinau, the aircraft was flying back to Khartoum via Antalya, Turkey. Shortly after takeoff, crew informed ATC about a defect of the onboard equipment and received the authorisation to return to the airport. On final approach, the aircraft knocked against the navigation equipment with its wings and exploded. All 8 occupants, among them 4 technicians, were killed. The aircraft was also carrying 2,000 kg of oils.