68 Dies In Kyrgyzstan Air Crash

Shortly after a sad accident of Spanair at Madrid Barajas airport, another aircraft crashed shortly after take off. This aircraft was a Boeing 737-200 operated by Itek Airline of Kyrgyzstan.

The charter plane operated for Iran Aseman Airlines took off for Tehran at 20.30 local time and according to Aviation Safety Network, the captain attempted to get back for an emergency landing, but unfortunately it crashed and burst into flames. 68 people died and 22 survived the crash.

See a short video about the facts by Airsafe.com

And another one by CNN

Itek Air is among the blacklisted airlines, so we do not recommend anyone to fly them.

By Szafi


4 Responses to “68 Dies In Kyrgyzstan Air Crash”

  1. 1 balint01 August 26, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Update from ATW Online:
    “About 10 min. after takeoff, pilots made a “request to return for technical reasons,” Transport Minister Nurlan Silaimanov said. The 737 was unable to make it back to Bishtek-Manus International, crashing about 2 km. northwest of the airport, according to Prime Minister Igor Chudinov. Silaimanov said the aircraft “was destroyed and burned” when it hit the ground. He insisted that “this was not a terrorist attack.”
    Ali Hazemi Longnedy, a survivor, told Agence France Presse that the pilot told passengers following takeoff that the plane was experiencing engine problems.”

  2. 2 ULAN August 26, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    This is the first airplane crash in our country and i hope the last. Cause it is truly big trouble for our little country. TOOBA KYLDYM KUDAY SAKTASYN!

  3. 3 Brandon Samuels July 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm


    My name is Brandon Samuels and I saw that you had an interest in tracking some of the aviation disasters on your blog. I thought that you might be really interested to know about a new web site that actually lets users create timelines on different events. It’s called timelines.com. The idea of the web site is to create an interactive historical record of anything and everything, based on specific events that combine to form timelines. We’re trying to achieve a sort of user-created multimedia history, in which no event is too big or too small to record. Anyone is free to create events using excerpts and/or links from a blog, etc. You will generate traffic and awareness of your blog or web site, and you will be contributing to the recording of history.

    With your interest in the air disasters, you should check out this timeline. So far it is a work in progress and anyone is welcome to contribute. http://timelines.com/topics/air-disasters.

    Give us a try and let me know your thoughts.


    Brandon Samuels

    • 4 szafi July 10, 2009 at 5:03 pm

      Dear Brandon, thanks for the info. The site is a great idea and I am sure it will be very popular. We will use it for sure. 🙂
      Best wishes,

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