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Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:25 pm

News coming in of a crash landing in Ukraine and three dead .

A passenger plane has crash-landed and caught fire near the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, with reports of at least one death.

The plane, a medium-sized turboprop capable of carrying 48 passengers, was on an internal flight from Odessa to Donetsk, Russian media say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21451432
 
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:28 pm

Apparently its an AN-24.

Reports say that passengers were mostly soccer fans travelling to tonight's Champions Shakhtar Donetsk vs Borussia Dortmund.
 
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:33 pm

I think there is quite heavy fog in the region. I saw on Flightradar24 3 aircraft circling over Rostov-On-Don between 16 and 18 UTC. All 3 diverted to Krasnodar.
 
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:06 pm

Yes pic here also :



Antonov AN-24 airliner of Southern Airlines on an Odessa-Donetsk flight at Prokofyev international airport (Donetsk) on Wednesday.
"Tentative reports say there were 36 passengers aboard. The number of crewmembers is being finalized.

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_13/Uk...e-one-dead-in-plane-crash-landing/
 
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:10 pm

That picture looks more like and ATR tail. Certainly not an AN-24.
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:12 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):

You are right, to me it looks like UTair Ukraine, they operate 10 Atrs.

If it really is UTair then it is really bad, as less than a year ago one of their Atrs crashed near Tyumen.

[Edited 2013-02-13 11:14:48]
 
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:19 pm

http://media.englishrussia.com/112012/utairplanecrashesoutsidetyumen/utairplanecrashesoutsidetyumen-34.jpg

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Yes pic here also :

This image maybe be a library picture as they did have a 31-fatality ATR crash last year near Tyumen (image above).

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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:22 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Yes pic here also

That is an archive pic of UTAir ATR72 VP-BYZ which crashed on 2 April 2012...
 
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:42 pm

The airline involved seems to be South Airlines (not Southern). According to Wikipedia, they have one An-24 and some other smaller aircraft.
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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:40 pm

Plane was full of football supporters for the Champion's League match Shakhtar - Dortmund tonight.

Sad, really......


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RE: Plane Catches Fire After Crash-landing In Ukraine

Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:01 am

ASN is now reporting five fatalities.