CASA Crash

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16 May 2001

Second Turkish CN-235 crash kills 34

All 34 passengers and crew aboard a Turkish military CN-235 died when the plane went down near Malatya on a flight from Diyarbakir Airport.

The plane carried six crew and 28 members of the Turkish army's elite special forces.

The incident was the second Turkish disaster involving an EADS CASA CN-235 since January 2001.

The Aviation Safety Network reports that the control tower lost contact with the plane just before the crash.