Moldavian plane crashes near Baghdad, 30 killed

A Moldavian plane carrying 30 workers from southern Turkey to Iraq crashed near Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Moldavian plane crashes near Baghdad, 30 killed

The Antonov-26 plane with 30 passengers and five crew members left the Turkish city of Adana at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday and vanished from radar screens around 100 km away from Baghdad shortly after leaving Turkish air space.

Officials later announced that there were 29 Turkish workers and a U.S. citizen aboard the plane and a crew of three from Moldova, one from Russia and one from Ukraine.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has confirmed that 30 passengers were killed and two others were injured.

Cahit Kirac, governor of Adana, said that the plane tried to land but it failed due to bad weather conditions in its first trial and fell down in the second.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16