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An-72 Crash In Kazakstan; 27 Dead

Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:42 pm

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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RE: An-72 Crash In Kazakstan; 27 Dead

Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: An-72 Crash In Kazakstan; 27 Dead

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:38 am

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.
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RE: An-72 Crash In Kazakstan; 27 Dead

Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:54 am

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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