Aircraft Crashes Record Office
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents Aéronautiques

Accident description
   
     
Date & Time
 
19JAN2006 at 1900LT
Type of Aircraft
 
Operator
 
Slovak Air Force
Registration
 
5605
Location
 
Telkibanya
   
Flight number
   
Schedule
 
Pristina - Kosice
 
Construction number
 
97305605
Year of manufacture
 
1969
     
Crew on board
 
8
Pax on board
 
35
Crew fatalities
 
8
Pax fatalities
 
34
Other fatalities
 
0
Total fatalities
 
42

Circumstances
 
The aircraft, owned by Slovak Air Force (Letectva a Protivzdu Obrany-snej Slovenskej), crashed in a wooded area located 20 km from Kosice Airport. On approach by night, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in a forest at an altitude of 700 metres near the village of Telkibanya, Hungary. Among the 43 occupants, only one passenger survived but was seriously injured. It is the worse accident, to date, in Hungary. All occupants were young Slovak soldiers coming back to Kosice after a peace mission for KAFOR (UNO) in Kosovo.
 
   




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