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    <P>Russia’s transport ministry has identified the <A ...


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  • Russian ministry identifies crashed Moskovia An-12

    News | 27 May 2008 12:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Russia’s transport ministry has identified the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/directory/detail.aspx?aircraftCategory=CommercialAircraft&amp;manufacturerType=CommercialAircraft&amp;navigationItemId=389&amp;aircraftId=2034&amp;manufacturer=3002&amp;keyword=&amp;searchMode=Manufacturer">Antonov&nbsp;An-12 </A>freighter which crashed shortly after departure from Chelyabinsk yesterday while en route to Perm.</P> <P>The An-12 was bearing registration RA-12957 and was operating for Moskovia Airlines, although the four-engined aircraft was recently still carrying the colours of Kosmos Aviation Company.</P> <P>Seven crew members plus two engineering personnel were on board, says the ministry, although it was not carrying any cargo. There were no survivors.</P> <P>“Eight minutes after take-off the crew reported to the air traffic controller that smoke was in the aircraft cabin,” the ministry states. “Two minutes after the crew’s report the [radar identification signal] disappeared.”http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-ministry-identifies-crashed-Moskovia-An-12-224186/