Russian transport plane of IrAero crashes in Siberia, all dead on board

Moscow: Russian transport plane of IrAero crashes in Siberia, 10 feared all dead on board. Rescue workers are working at the scene of the crash, recovering bodies from the wreck of the plane, an Emergencies Ministry spokesman told local press. Five of the nine bodies of the crash victims have been reportedly recovered.  Crash took place just 1 km NW of Irkutsk-2 Airport—its destination.  Cargo plane departed from Novosibirsk-Yeltsovka Airport (UNNE), Russia.

 

The plane was being relocated from an aircraft factory in Novosibirsk to another such plant near Irkutsk.

The Antonov An-12 type aircraft first entered service in the Soviet Union in 1966. The plane is capable of carrying up to 20 tons of cargo and can accommodate up to 14 passengers between the flight deck and the cargo bay.

The plane’s production stopped in 1973 after the Soviet Union produced over 850 civilian and military models, and exported hundreds.

It may be mentioned that Russian government is taking strict action against aviation authorities who are nt taking securtiy mesure properly after  fatal November 17 accident involving a Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737-500.

On December 25, 2013 (Yesterday), decision to revoke Tulpar’s AOC was made due to violations of established norms for flight hours, failure  to observe the duty and rest schedules of flight crew members, and maintenance issues. These shortcomings were found during an unscheduled inspections that had been carried out at airlines in the Russian Tararstan Republic following a fatal November 17 accident involving a Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737-500.

Tatarstan Airlines will be grounded as of December 31 for similar reasons.