Ukrainian Cargo Plane Carrying Weapons Crashes in Greece

Ukrainian Cargo Plane Carrying Weapons Crashes in Greece

All eight crew members were killed as the plane carrying military goods to Bangladesh crashed near Kavala

All eight crew members were killed when a Ukrainian-operated cargo plane carrying military goods crashed in Greece on July 16. The plane was flying to Bangladesh from Serbia.

Videos shared on social media showed the aircraft engulfed by a giant fireball as it hit the ground late on Saturday in Paleochori village near the Greek city of Kavala.

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The Antonov An-12 took off from Nis airport in southern Serbia at around 8:40pm (18:40 GMT) on Saturday.

The plane was carrying “around 11 tonnes of military industry goods” namely mines from Valir, a private Serbian company, to the Bangladeshi defence ministry, Serbian Defence Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said.

According to reports, all the crew were all Ukrainian. The preliminary cause of the accident is the failure of one of the engines, Ukrainian foreign ministry informed.

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