Date & Time: Jan 9, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Adana - Balad al-Mala
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was performing a charter flight from Adana, Turkey, to Balad al-Mala, Irak, with 30 workers on board coming from Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. The aircraft left Adana at 0600LT for a 90 minutes flight. On descent, pilots missed the approach due to fog and decided to perform a go around. On the second attempt, the aircraft hit the ground 2,5 km short of runway and was destroyed. One passenger was seriously injured while 34 other occupants were killed. Balad al-Mala is a US military airbase located 80 km north of Baghdad.