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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 11 April 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operator:Kata Air Transport
Registration: ST-AZL
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft 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
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.

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photo of Antonov-An-32-HA-TCL
accident date: 11-04-2008
type: Antonov An-32
registration: HA-TCL

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chisinau Airport to Antalya Airport as the crow flies is 1117 km (698 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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