The botching of the identifications and the poor situation of the aircraft opened a protracted authorized course of between the households and the PP authorities Two many years have handed because the worst accident suffered by the Spanish Army Three troopers have been sentenced and the principles for hiring transport planes have been modified of troops
Twenty years have handed since one of many worst navy accidents in Spain. That of the Yak-42, by which 62 Spanish troopers who have been coming back from a mission in Afghanistan, misplaced their lives aboard a defective aircraft on Turkish soil.
The Ministry of Defense has transferred this Friday its “heartfelt tribute” to the 62 troopers who died on at the present time 20 years in the past in an air accident whereas returning to Spain after 4 and a half months on a mission in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Of them, he has highlighted that they characterize “the very best values” of the Armed Forces.
“20 years have handed because the Yak-42 accident in Turkey, by which 62 Spanish troopers who have been coming back from a peace mission in Afghanistan died. Our deepest tribute to all of them for representing the very best values of the #FAS and all our like to their households”, Defense has expressed on his Twitter account.
It is the twentieth anniversary of the Yak-42 accident in Turkey, by which 62 Spanish troopers who have been coming back from a peace mission in Afghanistan died. Our heartfelt tribute to all of them for representing the very best values of the #FAS and all our love for his or her households pic.twitter.com/Nn2Wzx997Y
— Ministry of Defense (@Defensagob) May 26, 2023 Bog within the identifications and indignation of the households with Minister Trillo
The tragedy happened on May 26, 2003 in Trabzon (Türkiye). It was a Russian-made Yakolev 42 aircraft, with a Ukrainian firm and crew, subcontracted by the Ministry of Defense –directed on the time by Federico Trillo– for the switch of Spanish troops. They have been touring with twelve Ukrainian crew members and a Belarusian citizen.
The incident brought on a terrific commotion in Spain, to which was added later the scandal generated by the wrong identification of the corpses. This led to the conviction of three troopers for falsifying the attribution of the mortal stays: General Vicente Navarro (now deceased) and Commander José Ramírez and Medical Captain Miguel Sáez, pardoned in 2012 by the Government of Mariano Rajoy.
The kin of those that died within the Yak-42 united round an affiliation that was dissolved in 2017 after the report from the Council of State stating the accountability of the Administration. The Defense Minister on the time, María Dolores de Cospedal, additionally acknowledged earlier than Congress the Administration’s “patrimonial accountability” and stated that doing so was “an ethical obligation.”
The accident might have been prevented
Two many years later, the kin additionally present their reminiscence to the deceased with all of the judicial channels already closed and in addition the political ones, after the Ministry acknowledged the accountability of the Administration after the report of the Council of State that decided that the accident might have averted if measures had been taken.
“They had no different selection,” stated the final president of the affiliation, Miguel Ángel Sencianes, brother of the late Air Force First Sergeant José Manuel Sencianes, in dialog with Europa Press. The households then ended their battle, 14 years after the incident, though with the sensation that they’d “stolen justice”.
The Council of State decided that the accident might have been averted. From that second on, the hiring of planes that transported troops to missions was modified.
As he recalled, “every little thing began” with the phrases of then-minister Trillo saying “that the Yalolev was a superb aircraft and that the identifications had been carried out accurately.” “Both issues have been a lie,” he assured, explaining that the navy had already warned of the poor circumstances of those flights and, moreover, a Turkish imam had raised the primary suspicions concerning the attribution of the mortal stays.