Twenty-eight Turkish nationals, one U.S. citizen, and five Moldovan crew members died when an Antonov-26 turboprop operated by Moldovan Aeriantur Airways slammed into the ground near the Iraqi town Al-Baqr. One Turk survived with severe injuries.
Kristina Dolgikh, a spokeswoman for the insurer of the charter flight, Chisinau-headquartered Accept Insurance, says her company is obliged to compensate next-of-kin $1,000 per passenger, and $10,000 per crew member.
She said Aeriantur will receive $200,000 for the lost aircraft.
Besides Accept Insurance's coverage, the greater portion of the insurance on the charter flight -- 72 percent of the total coverage -- is provided by a group of Russian insurance companies.
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