Antonov-12 cargo plane crashed in Ukraine
5 dead, 3 injured
Today, an Antonov-12 registration UR-CAH cargo plane, after disappearing from radar, crashed in Ukraine at Lviv-Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, killing five people and injuring other three ones. The aircraft had departed from the airport of Vigo, in Spain, and was headed to Lviv.
The Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii posted on Facebook that the aircraft would attempt to make an emergency landing following fuel depletion and that appropriate investigations will be carried out to clarify the cause of the accident. He concluded by giving condolences to the family.
The Antonov An-12 (codename Nato "Cub") is a four-engine multi-role straight-wing turboprop engine designed by Okb 153, a company led by Oleg Konstantinovič Antonov and developed in the former Soviet Union in the late fifties. Designed as a military version of the An-10, the An-12 is the Russian equivalent of the western Lockheed C-130 Hercules and as such has not only been used as a tactical and strategic transport aircraft, but also as a bomber.
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