Eugeni Gay Marí­n

Photographer
    
Yak 42
Location: Barcelona
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Barcelona 1978 I live in Barcelona and I have been working as a photographer and teacher since 2003. I graduated in Biology and studied Anthropology for two years.  My images have been published in various media such as El Paí­s Semanal,... MORE
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Yak 42
Copyright Eugeni Gay Marín 2023
Updated Jun 2020
Location Spain
Topics Abuse, Activism, Aviation, Civil Rights, Corruption, Crime, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Family, Fear, Human Rights, Loss, Military, Photography, Politics, Portraiture, Soldiers

On May 26, 2003, a Yakolev 42 aircraft chartered by the Spanish army crashed in Maçka (Turkey) with 75 people on board. There were 62 Spanish soldiers and 13 crew members returning from Afghanistan.

As the investigation progressed, numerous irregularities were discovered around the accident. The mistaken identification of 30 of the bodies and the poor state of the plane due to the 7 subcontractors made by the Spanish Ministry of Defense made this accident one of the most controversial of the Spanish democracy.

Families spent more than a decade struggling to clarify the whole truth.

Project carried out together with Isabel González.

El 26 de mayo de 2003 un avión Yakolev 42 fletado por el ejército español se estrelló en Maçka (Turquía) con 75 personas a bordo. En él viajaban 62 militares españoles y 13 miembros de la tripulación que regresaban de Afganistán.

Según avanzó la investigación se descubrieron numerosas irregularidades en torno al accidente. La errónea identificación de 30 de los cuerpos y el mal estado del avión debido a las 7 subcontratas realizadas por el Ministerio de Defensa español hicieron de este accidente un de los más polémicos de la democracia española. 

Las familias pasaron más de una década luchando para poder esclarecer toda la verdad.

Proyecto realizado junto a Isabel González.

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