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Tragic crash of AN-26 aircraft, reg. No. ER-AVB, near Abidjan airport.

As a result of the tragic crash of AN-26 aircraft, reg. No. ER-AVB, near Abidjan airport, Cote D’Ivoire, 4 crewmembers have died and 2 others have survived.

Crewmembers that have lost their lives:

- Litovca Evghenii, Pilot-in-Command

- Sikanov Alexandr, Co-pilot

- Besedin Pavel, Flight Engineer

- Melniciuc Dmitrii, Ground Engineer

Crewmembers that have survived:

- Tanasiiciuc Roman, Flight attendant

- Erohin Valeriu, Ground Engineer

The air company VALAN ICC expresses its deepest and most sincere condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of the crewmembers that have lost their lives and offers full support and assistance to the relatives.

At the moment, the company is engaged in arranging and coordinating the following actions:

- Repatriation of bodies of the deceased crewmembers to the Republic of Moldova;

- Offering support to the surviving crewmembers, including arranging their return to the Republic of Moldova;

- Offering assistance to the concerned authorities of the Republic of Moldova in the conduct of the accident investigation;

- Offering assistance to the Insurance company ACORD GRUP SA is assessing the insurance event in order to ensure insurance payments being made according to the urgency procedures.

Published: October 15, 2017