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Saratov Airlines Plane Diverts to Russia after Bird Strike

Sunday, July 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Saratov Airlines Plane Diverts to Russia after Bird Strike

Saratov Airlines flight 6W-5806 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Saratov Tsentralny Airport, Russia, on July 21st. The Antonov AN-148-100 flying from Penza to Sochi in Russia, had to divert due to bird strike. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Angara Airlines Plane Returns to Russia due to Open Cargo Door Indication

Saturday, September 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
Angara Airlines Plane Returns to Russia due to Open Cargo Door Indication

Angara Airlines flight IK-755 had to return and make an emergency landing at International Airport Irkutsk, Russia, on September 1st. The Antonov AN-14 en-route to Novosibirsk, Russia, had to return after the crew received the signal of its forward cargo hold’s open door. The plane landed safely. All the 60 passengers and 4 crew... »

SilkWay Cargo Flight Crashes at Airport killing 2 of 9 aboard.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
SilkWay Cargo Flight Crashes at Airport killing 2 of 9 aboard.

A SilkWay Airlines cargo flight crashed while departing from Dwyer Airport in Afghanistan. There were no passengers, and the crew consisted of five Azerbaijani, three Ukranians, and a Uzbek captain. Two of nine people did not survive the crash, although reports don’t yet say which two. The accident occurred at 6:30 PM on May... »

Cargo Plane Crashes into Bay of Bengal; 3 Dead, 1 Injured

Thursday, March 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Russian cargo plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, on March 9th. The Antonov An-26 plane, belonging to True Aviation cargo service, was transporting shrimp from Cox’s Bazar airport to Jessore district, Bangladesh, when it went down. According to airport manager Sadhan Kumar, “Before... »

Update on South Sudan Crash that Killed 40 on the Banks of the White Nile.

Friday, November 6, 2015
By George Hatcher
Update on South Sudan Crash that Killed 40 on the Banks of the White Nile.

On Wednesday November 4, an Antonov 12 cargo plane leased from Asia Airways (registered EY-406) impacting terrain in the South Sudan. The flight was en route from Juba Airport, South Sudan to Paloich Airport, South Sudan. Three people survived the crash. There were forty fatalities, many of which were on the ground. However, this... »

6 Killed in Kazakhstan Plane Crash; 1 Survived

Monday, January 26, 2015
By George Hatcher

An Antonov An-2 plane, belonging to Kazakhmys copper company, crashed in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan, at around 15:40 local time, on January 20. The accident happened when the plane was en-route to Shatyrkol copper mine from Karaganda region. There were 3 crew members and 4 company employees aboard at the time of crash. Authorities confirmed that... »

Sri Lankan Air Force Plane Crashed in Hokandara; 4 Dead, 1 Injured

Friday, December 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Sri Lankan Air Force Plane Crashed in Hokandara; 4 Dead, 1 Injured

A Sri Lankan Air Force plane crashed in Hokandara, at around 6:15 a.m. on December 12. The Antonov-32 aircraft was heading from Bandaranaike International Airport to Ratmalana airport when it crashed into a rubber estate in Wanaguru Mawatha. Atleast 4 people were killed in the accident while another was shifted to Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital... »

Plane Carrying European Satellite Lands in Emergency in Ulyanovsk

Thursday, October 30, 2014
By George Hatcher
Plane Carrying European Satellite Lands in Emergency in Ulyanovsk

A Russian transport plane had to make an emergency landing in Ulyanovsk, Russia, on October 28. The An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft, owned by Volga-Dnieper Airlines, was transporting a European communications satellite Astra 2G from Moscow, Russia, to Baikonur, Kazakhstan, when the crew noticed an increase in temperature of its 4th engine. The engine was then... »

7 killed as Ukrainian Cargo Plane Crashed in Algeria

Monday, September 1, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Russian-built Antonov An-12 Ukrainian cargo plane crashed near Algeria’s Tamanrasset airport, at 2:40 a.m. local time, just 3 minutes after takeoff on the morning of August 30. The plane, carrying 7 people, was transporting oil equipment from Glasgow, Scotland, to Equatorial Guinea and had a layover at Tamanrasset. Algerian transportation ministry confirmed that... »

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security of Laos Dies in Plane Crash

Saturday, May 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security of Laos Dies in Plane Crash

A plane carrying the Deputy Prime Minister of Laos, along with several other high profile officials, crashed in Pek district, Xieng Khouang province, around 500 kilometres away from the capital city Vientiane. The accident happened on the morning of May 17 when the plane was taking 20 people to Xieng Khouang to attend a... »

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