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An-12 military transport aircraft makes a hard landing on Iturup island

An-12 military transport aircraft makes a hard landing on Iturup island
An-12 military transport aircraft of the Ministry of Defense was damaged while landing on Iturup island. This was reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District.

The aircraft crew made a hard landing at the airfield “petrel” Iturup Islands in adverse weather conditions with strong intermittent wind with a storm. The plane was damaged during landing, he caught on the parapet, after which he vomited the left and nose landing gear.

February 9th in 3 o'clock 35 minutes (MSK) when landing after a scheduled flight in difficult weather conditions at the airfield “petrel” (Iturup Island) the An-12 military transport aircraft had a vile nose and left landing gear
– said in the message of the BBO.


According to the military, no casualties on board, the crew and passengers were not injured. The plane flew from Khabarovsk. How many people were on board the plane is not reported.

A special commission of the Eastern Military District is working at the scene with the aim of establishing all the circumstances of the incident.

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