Abidjan Antonov crash claims four lives

Moldovan-registered An-26- 100 ER-AVB transport operated by Valan International Cargo Charter crashed in the sea off Ivory Coast capital Abidjan during a storm on October 14. Four Moldovan nationals died and four Frenchmen and two more Moldovans were injured in the take-off crash of a flight for the French government for Opération Barkhane. The crash demonstrates the strain imposed on France’s logistics chain by its sub-Saharan activities.