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An-72 Crash In Kazakstan; 27 Dead  
User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12597 posts, RR: 34
Posted (2 years 3 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

An An-72 operated by Kazakstan's air force has crashed near Shimkent, in the south of the country, killing all 27 on board, including the recently appointed head of the country's intelligence services.

According to reports, the aircraft fell rapidly from a height of about 800m and "rescuers were not needed".

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-...lane-crash-kills-27-in-kazakhstan/

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 hour ago) and read 4440 times:

That sounds like a full stall, if the report is true.

But, may the crew and passengers RIP. I pray for their friends and family.


User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

Third world aviation strikes again, unfortunately. It's interesting that it was an AN-72, which is quite an unusual aircraft. I thought it was mostly a novelty and not something commonly used by militaries.

User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3964 times:
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Quoting KC135Hydraulics (Reply 2):
It's interesting that it was an AN-72, which is quite an unusual aircraft. I thought it was mostly a novelty and not something commonly used by militaries.

While only 219 An-72/74s have been built (it is stilll in production), they are widely used by military forces and various government agencies of the following countries (not all current operators):
Angola
Egypt
Equitorial Guinea
Georgia
Iran
Kazakhstan
Laos
Libya
Moldova
Peru
Russia
Sudan
Ukraine

I've always liked the look of them:

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