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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: World’s largest plane Antonov AN-225 destroyed in Ukraine

The world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225, has been destroyed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian officials, generating alarm and sadness among the aviation world in which it occupies almost cult status. The enormous aircraft, named “Mriya,” or “dream” in Ukrainian, was parked at an airfield near Kyiv when it was attacked […]

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Belarussian cargo plane crashes in Siberia, 7 killed

Several people were killed when a Belarussian-owned cargo plane crash-landed in Siberia after disappearing from radar just outside the Russian city of Irkutsk, officials said. Russia’s federal aviation agency Rosaviatsiya said the Antonov An-12 plane, owned by Belarussian company Grodno, circled around after first coming in to land, at which point communication was lost. “The […]

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Russian passenger plane crashes into ‘sea cliff’ in remote region, 28 dead

A passenger plane carrying 28 people crashed in Russia’s far east on Tuesday, leaving everyone on board feared dead. The plane was en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a town in northwestern Kamchatka, when it lost contact with air traffic control shortly before 3:00pm local time. There were 22 passengers and six crew […]