Recent ASN Accident Digest

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Date: 11 APR 2008
Type: Antonov 32
Operator: Kata Transportation
Registration: ST-AZL
Total: Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Location: Chisinau Airport (KIV) (Moldova)
The An-32 took off from the Chisinau International Airport at 22:02, bound for Sudan. A problem developed, forcing the crew to return to the airport. The airplane crashed on finals and burned out.

Date: 09 APR 2008
Type: Swearingen SA.227AC Metro III
Operator: Avtex Air Services
Registration: VH-OZA
Total: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Location: 8 km E off Bundeena (Australia)
On departure, the aircraft was observed to turn contrary to a control instruction. When queried the pilot reported having a minor technical problem. Shortly after the query, the aircraft vanished from radar. The Metro crashed into the sea.

Date: 03 APR 2008
Type: Antonov 28
Operator: Blue Wing Airlines
Registration: PZ-TSO
Total: Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Location: Lawa-Antino Airport (Suriname)
Flew into a wooded hillside while attempting to land. Reports are that there was another aircraft on the runway at the time. The An-28 apparently aborted the approach but crashed while executing a go around.