Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1377 times:
About a week or so ago, the second prototype An-70 prop-fan crashed.
The first had crashed in 1995, and this one, originally a static
fuselage, was made into a new one. Too bad - it's a unique aircraft
SashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
Yeah, this topic was discussed the day the crash occured.
Indeed a sad story. But the technicians yelled that aerodynamics of An-70 were so successful that it didn't explode after it hit the ground. Two of four engines failed on take-off. No casualties, only minor injuries.