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2010 Blue Wing Airlines Antonov An-28 crash

For the German airline, see Blue Wings.
Blue Wing Airlines
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IATA
ICAO
BWI
Callsign
BLUE TAIL [1]
Founded 2004
Operating bases Zorg en Hoop Airport
Fleet size 9
Company slogan Fly allways
Headquarters Paramaribo, Suriname
Key people Amichand Jhauw (MD)
Website www.bluewingairlines.com


Blue Wing Airlines n.v. is an airline with its head office on the grounds of Zorg en Hoop Airport in Paramaribo, Suriname.[2] The airline started operations in 2004 and operates charter and scheduled services from Paramaribo to destinations in the interior of Suriname and the Caribbean area. Its main base is Zorg en Hoop Airport.[3] The airline was on the list of air carriers banned in the EU; however, they were removed from the list as of 28 November 2007. As of 6 July 2010, however, the airline was once again on the blacklist.

Fleet


The Blue Wing Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 17 May 2012):[4]

Blue Wing Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers Notes
Cessna 206 3 1 pilot plus 5 passengers
Cessna 208 2 1-2 pilots plus 10-12 passengers
DHC-6 Twin Otter 3 2 pilots plus 19 passengers
Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II 1 2 pilots plus 10 passengers
Total 9

Historic

Accidents and incidents

  • On 3 April 2008, an Antonov An-28, registration PZ-TSO crashed upon landing at the Lawa Antino Airstrip of Benzdorp in southeastern Suriname. The plane carried 17 passengers and a crew of two; all were killed.[5]
  • On 15 October 2009, another Antonov An-28, registration PZ-TST, was damaged beyond repair while landing at Kwamelasemoetoe Airstrip close to the Trio Indian village in the south of Suriname on an interior flight from Zorg en Hoop Airport. Fortunately of the 8 persons on-board only one crew-member and 3 passengers were reported slightly injured.[6]
  • On 15 May 2010, an third Antonov An-28, registration PZ-TSV crashed over the upper-Marowijne District, approximately three miles north-east of Poeketi, Suriname. The two pilots and six passengers died. The plane had taken off from Godo Holo Airstrip.[2][7]

References

External links

Suriname portal
Companies portal
Aviation portal
  • Blue Wing Airlines
  • Blue Wing Airlines (Other languages)
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