An Antonov AN-26-100 turboprop aircraft registered ER-AVB and flying for cargo charter company Valan Air has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast just before landing at Abidjan Airport (not after take-off, as initially reported).
Four people have died in the accident, six others were taken to hospitals with injuries. Six occupants were Moldovans, 4 were French. All French are amongst the survivors.
The aircraft, coming from Ouagadougou, was transporting material for the French Army on behalf of the United Nations.
BREAKING Valan Cargo Charter An-26 (ER-AVB) crashes during takeoff from Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire. At least 4 dead pic.twitter.com/K3OyMKuIhT
— Air Disasters (@AirCrashMayday) October 14, 2017
— Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir) October 14, 2017