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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....


Clement Charpentreau
Successful first commercial flight for Antonov AN-225

On April 3, 2018, The Antonov AN-225 Mriya, known as the “biggest airplane in the world”, took off from Gostomel airport (GML) in Kiev for its first commercial flight since its recent modernization. It landed two hours later in Leipzig airport (LEJ) without any trouble....


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Gold Bars Worth Over $300M Fall Over Russia After Aircraft Door Fails

It was raining gold and diamonds last week in Russia.  As the plane was taking off, Soviet-era plane’s door opened and over $156M worth cargo started to fall on the runway....


Oleg Volkov
Russia still builds An-148 for military purposes

Despite the severed ties with the Ukrainian state enterprise Antonov, Voronezh Aviation Plant (VASO), continues to produce regional An-148 aircraft....