Aircraft Accident in Kyrgyzstan

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Aircraft Accident in Kyrgyzstan

Postby Rhet-or-Ric on Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:10 pm

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Latest ASN summary:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/rec ... 20080824-0

Accident description
Status: Preliminary
Date: 24 AUG 2008
Time: ca 20:30
Type: Boeing 737-219
Operator: Itek Air
Registration: EX-311 ?
C/n / msn: 22088/676
First flight: 1980-06-16
Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 7
Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 83
Total: Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 90
Airplane damage: Written off
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 2 km (1.3 mls) from Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU) (Kyrgyzstan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature: International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Bishkek-Manas International Airport (FRU/UAFM), Kyrgyzstan
Destination airport: Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Flightnumber: 6895
Narrative:
Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6875 from Bishkek (FRU), Kyrgyzstan to Tehran (THR), Iran was carried out by Itek Air.
The airplane reportedly departed about 20:30 and crashed shortly after takeoff. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the pilot had attempted to return to the airport for an emergency landing.
METAR weather reported indicate that there was a thunderstorm with associated rain passing over Bishkek from 16:30 to 20:00 local time. Over that period the wind shifted from 220 degrees to 100 degrees at 20:30. Wind was blowing at about 6 kts, with wind variable at 23 knots. The temperature had dropped from 31 to 27 degrees C.

The registration is said to have been EX-311, but this has not been confirmed yet by official reports.

Sources:
» RIA Novosti
» 24.kg

Statistics
104th loss of a Boeing 737-200
21st worst accident involving a Boeing 737-200 (at the time)
21st worst accident involving a Boeing 737-200 (currently)
The worst accident in Kyrgyzstan (at the time)
The worst accident in Kyrgyzstan (currently)

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