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AN-28 Crashes In Interior Of Suriname  
User currently offlineanair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

An AN-28 aircraft from Blue Wing Airlines crashed this afternoon in the thick forest of Suriname.
It is feared all are dead.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...Vf44_Lhx0A7Py-ChMTzKppuHAD9FNICF80


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It could be one of three AN-28 that are still in the fleet (PZ-TSA, PZ-TSN or PZ-TSV).
It is most likely TSV which has been seen very active recently.
Blue Wing has already lost two AN-28s in the past two years.
- PZ-TSO which crashed in April 2008, killing all and then
- PZ-TST which crashed on landing in the very south of the country in October 2009, all survived there.

According to reports, the captain did report bad weather conditions on take-off from a place called Godo-Olo. The crash site is very hard to reach as it is very remote and it was getting dark + weather conditions were not good.
Locals were trying to reach the site by boat but was very hard to even get there. Help has been asked from the French Government to see if they could fly in help from neighboring French Guyana.

Another flight that was bound for the capital flew over the crash site and according to a passenger "it looked so bad hat there was nothing else to be saved".

So not until Sunday morning will teams be able to fly down there do anything.

R.I.P. to all...!

[Edited 2010-05-15 17:38:19 by srbmod]

[Edited 2010-05-15 18:21:16]

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User currently offlineAeolus From Mexico, joined Aug 2007, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

R.I.P. to all. A bad week for aviation. Reminds me of the trio theory. Three crashes at a time... it's just coincidence...

Hope they find someone in the next few hours.
How old was this bird? What's its history?

-Aeolus



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User currently offlineFauzi From Brunei, joined Jul 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

That's not good  

Any idea how many was on board?



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User currently offlineanair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

Yes indeed, bad week for aviation!!!

It has not yet been confirmed by the aviation authorities if PZ-TSV is the actual aircraft involved.
I state this, because Blue Wing Airlines (BWA) still has the other two aircraft which appear to be grounded, one is used for parts (TSA) i think, and the other (TSN) may be in the shop for maintenance (has been for a while). So the only logical guess is the one that is active.

If it is indeed PZ-TSV, then the aircraft was acquired by BWA back in 2005.
Former Regs are: 1AJ007-10, SP-FHS, RA-28725, CCCP-28725
(Aircraft was built in 1990, This one was the last one of the five AN-28s they acquired).

~Anair80


User currently offlineAeolus From Mexico, joined Aug 2007, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Quoting anair80 (Reply 3):
(Aircraft was built in 1990, This one was the last one of the five AN-28s they acquired)

So they've now lost 3 (or 4 because of TSA being used for parts)???

Quoting Fauzi (Reply 2):
Any idea how many was on board?

How many souls on board? Any news? Survivors? How's the rescue going?

How many of these AN-28 birds are still flying in the world today?

-Aeolus



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User currently offlineHBGDS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Quoting Aeolus (Reply 4):
How many souls on board? Any news? Survivors? How's the rescue going?

Reuters reports eight dead (6 pax two crew)

http://wireupdate.com/local/eight-de...ssenger-plane-crashes-in-suriname/


User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

That's terrible. I see those Blue Wing planes in Georgetown quite frequently.

I once took a local Guyanese airline into the interior to see Kaieteur Falls. The forests of Guyana/Suriname are one * very * remote (and quite spectacularly beautiful) region, and it would be easy for a plane to disappear entirely without a trace.


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