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Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 21 February 2014
Time:01:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Libyan Air Cargo
Registration: 5A-DOW
MSN: 11809
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Grombalia (   Tunisia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunisia
Narrative:
A Libyan Antonov 26 was destroyed in an accident near Grombalia, Tunisia. There were six crew members, two patients and three medics on board the ambulance flight. None of them survived the accident.
The airplane came down approximately 33 km (20 miles) from Tunis-Carthage Airport. News reports indicate that the pilot had reported engine problems to the Tunis air traffic controller.

Sources:
» Alchourouk.com
» AFP


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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
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