Seven Lost In Russian Cargo Plane Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.29.14 **
** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **
** Airborne 08.25.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.25.14 **

Tue, Jul 31, 2007

Seven Lost In Russian Cargo Plane Accident

Aircraft Was To Be Retired This Year

Seven people onboard an Antonov 12 were killed in Russia Sunday, when the 1960s-era cargo plane went down on takeoff.

The four-engine turboprop had just departed Domodedovo Airport, officials told The Associated Press. The plane, flying for privately-owned Atran, impacted a field southeast of Moscow at 4:22 am local time Sunday.

Rescue teams recovered both of the aircraft's cockpit recorders, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said.

Documents show the aircraft was carrying around 18,000 pounds of cargo onboard when it went down, well below the plane's reported 20-ton gross weight.

While a cause of the accident has not yet been identified, experts cited by AP note overloading has caused several cargo plane crashes in Russia, and it is common for carriers to forge manifests.

Over 100 An-12s remain in service throughout the world. The accident aircraft was to be retired from service later this year, aviation officials told RIA-Novosti.

FMI: www.atran.ru

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little o>[...]

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been un>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.14)

“We are delighted that construction of a world-class aerospace assembly facility is underway in Lafayette and that skilled Louisiana workers will be producing the standard-be>[...]

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV! E-I-C Note: We're going to start naming names and dropping details THIS week--- t>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.01.14)

Klyde Drones On... and On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC