A Spanish judge in Zaragoza has awarded damages to relatives of the soldiers who died in a chartered UM Air Yakovlev Yak-42 at Trabzon,
Turkey on 26 May 2003. The soldiers were returning from duty in Afghanistan when the Ukrainian aircraft, hit high ground, following a go-around from an approach to Trabzon, having turned the wrong way. Three parties were named as liable: the airline, UK charter broker Chapman Freeborn, and Ukrainian reinsurer Busin Joint-Stock. No appeal has been filed, but the case may go to a higher court.
Source: Flight International