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Clement Charpentreau
Antonov An-225 Mriya breaks two records in one week

Antonov An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in the world, had a busy week participating in the coronavirus outbreak relief effort. Along the way, the super-sized transporter seemingly broke the record for cargo volume transported by air twice....


Clement Charpentreau
Sudan military plane crash kills 18 people

Five minutes after takeoff, an Antonov An-12A of the Sudanese Air Force crashed in Darfur, western Sudan. Eighteen occupants including four children were killed....


Rytis Beresnevicius
OTD in 1988: Antonov An-225 Mriya lifts off for the first time

On this day in 1988, the largest commercial aircraft, the Antonov An-225 took off for the first time for a test flight. We look back at that day and some history of the six-engine aircraft....


Clement Charpentreau
Crash of presidential cargo plane in Congo kills eight people

An Antonov An-72 cargo plane operated by the Congolese Air Force crashed near Punia in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aircraft was transporting logistical support for the president Félix Tshisekedi....


Clement Charpentreau
An-2 makes emergency landing in Yakutia, one person killed

An Aviaspectr Antonov An-2 made an emergency landing near the ​​Lake Siljan-Kuel in Yakutia, Russia. One person was killed in the accident, five injured, according to preliminary reports....


Clement Charpentreau
Russian Angara Airlines An-24 skids runway, crashes into building

An Angara Airlines An-24RV with 47 people on board crashed in a building after skidding on the runway of Nizhneangarsk Airport, in the Republic of Buryatia (Russia). Two crew members were killed in the accident....


Clement Charpentreau
Indian Air Force An-32 carrying 13 people on board still missing

Three days after an Indian Air Force An-32 transport plane disappeared near the Chinese border with 13 people on board, the wreckage is still missing....


Clement Charpentreau
Khartoum airport closed after collision of two military planes

Khartoum International Airport (KRT), the main airport of the Sudanese capital, was temporarily closed on October 3, 2018, after two military planes of the Sudan Air Force (SAF) collided on the runway. No fatalities were reported, however, there have been some reports of serious injuries....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing subsidiary Aviall to help Antonov resume production

Ukrainian plane maker Antonov will resume production thanks to Aviall, a subsidiary of Boeing. The two companies signed a strategic agreement at Farnborough International Airshow on July 17, 2018....


Clement Charpentreau
Ukraine prosecutes Russia for falsifying An-124 maintenance

On July 17, 2018, the Ukrainian police opened a criminal case against Rosaviation officials and Russian company Volga-Dnepr for falsifying certificates of airworthiness of Antonov 124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft....