2008 Chișinău Antonov An-32 crash
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An Antonov AN-32, like the one involved in the crash
|Date||11 April 2008 22:15 UTC|
|Site||Chişinău International Airport approach
|Aircraft type||Antonov An-32|
|Operator||Kata Air Transport|
|2nd stopover||Chişinău International Airport
A 12 April, 2008 Chişinău Antonov An-32 crash killed eight crew when a departing Sudanese cargo flight to Turkey turned back and crashed short of the runway.
Early reports indicated that the Ukraine-built An-32 "Cline" had engine problems and turned back to Chişinău International Airport, Moldova. The flight from Vienna had refuelled and was bound for Khartoum, Sudan via Antalya, Turkey with a Moldovan crew of eight.
The aircraft had undergone maintenance at Chişinău. It crashed at 22:15 local time, or 20:15 UTC. Moldovan authorities requested Russian assistance with the black box records. Novosti reported that the crew was four Russians and four Moldovans, but it was later determined that there were four Ukrainian and four Moldovan citizens.
- "Eight die in plane crash in Moldova", 11 April 2008, Russia Today Archived 18 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- Popeski, Ron (12 April 2008). "Cargo plane crashes after takeoff from Moldova", Reuters[dead link]
- "Sudanese plane crashes in Moldova, eight dead", 12 April 2008, Earth Times[dead link]
- "Moldova asks Russia to help investigate air crash that killed 8", 12 April 2008, Novosti
- "Russian experts to Chisinau to help investigate An-32 crash". 13 April 2008[dead link]
- AP report, 12 April 2008.[dead link]