An-12 freighter carrying landmines crashes in Greece


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( A Soviet-built propeller cargo airplane operated by a small Ukrainian airline crashed in northern Greece late Saturday with a 12.5-ton load of Serbian munitions destined for Bangladesh, according to officials and media accounts. All eight crew members for Meridian cargo airline were killed.

The Antonov An-12, a four-engine turboprop, was heading from Niš, Serbia, to Amman, Jordan, for a refueling stop, when it crashed about 40 kilometers west of the Kavala airport after the pilot radioed about problems with one of the engines, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24. 

Local eyewitnesses said the airplane was on fire as it descended. The Ukrainian foreign ministry confirmed that all the dead were Ukrainian nationals.


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Published: Monday, July 18, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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