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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 9 January 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B-100
Operator:Aeriantur-M Airlines
Registration: ER-26068
MSN: 11308
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) from Balad Air Base (   Iraq)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adana Airport (ADA/LTAF), Turkey
Destination airport:Balad Air Base (ORBD), Iraq
Narrative:
An Antonov An-26 passenger plane was destroyed in an accident near Balad Air Base, Iraq. Of the 30 passengers and five crew members one passenger survived the accident.
The Antonov was chartered to fly Turkish construction workers to Iraq. It crashed while on approach to the Balad Air Base, a U.S. base 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.
The accident is reported to have occurred during the second attempt to land in fog.

Sources:
» 32 killed in cargo plane crash in Iraq (AP, 9-1-2007)
» Thirty-one die in Iraq plane crash-Turkish official (Reuters,9-1-2007)
» CAA Moldova


Photos

photo of Antonov-An-26B-100-ER-26068
accident date: 09-01-2007
type: Antonov An-26B-100
registration: ER-26068
 

Map
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 Adana Airport to Balad Air Base as the crow flies is 883 km (552 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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