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readywhenreaching
23rd Apr 2006, 14:52
Africa again and again...
N'DJAMENA, Chad A cargo plane delivering aid crashed in neighboring Cameroon after developing technical problems while attempting to land in the Chadian capital early Sunday, killing all six crew, aviation officials said.
full article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,192732,00.html
also:
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23680662.htm
info reference:
http://www.jacdec.de/news/news.htm

Rat Catcher
24th Apr 2006, 16:14
It is a shame that Africa is always being slated again and again and funny that most of the "accident" aircraft are Eastern European/Russian, some of which were probably grounded in their own countries!
Can we start on the individuals & their CAA's that employ/allow these buckets of bolts to operate with little or no maintenance, crew training etc under "MOU's" for the said maintenance...of course not, someone might be out of pocket:suspect: :suspect::*
Africa may not be perfect but using it as a dumping ground is not helping anything. The EU list might work over time but does not touch on "Humanitarian Relief" where the majority of these incidences seem to occur.
Spare a thought for the crews, no other job, mouths to feed (like anyone else) carry what you are given to where it is wanted...yes of course it's a good strip, we'll pay you DOLLARS etc blah blah.
Makes one sick but that is a lot of the reality out there ably assisted by various NGO's "helping" the region...:yuk: :yuk: :yuk:

Ducks and runs for cover

CaptW5
24th Apr 2006, 16:26
I don't think we honestly can talk (in this instance) of the a/c in question being a bucket of bolts.

http://www.cheburashka.5u.com/history.html

The standards of maintenance/operation/ oversight are of course a different matter.

flyboyike
25th Apr 2006, 00:16
I don't think we honestly can talk (in this instance) of the a/c in question being a bucket of bolts.

http://www.cheburashka.5u.com/history.html

The standards of maintenance/operation/ oversight are of course a different matter.


I agree, the Coaler is a fine aircraft, but it's entirely possible that the operator turned it into a bucket of bolts. Wouldn't be the first time.

Kalium Chloride
25th Apr 2006, 14:42
the Coaler is a fine aircraft, but it's entirely possible that the operator turned it into a bucket of bolts


It's an An-74, operated by Ukrainian test pilots from the same company that built the thing.

CaptW5
30th Apr 2006, 22:51
Crashed Chad An-74 was Kharkov demonstrator jet

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/04/25/Navigation/177/206182/Crashed+Chad+An-74+was+Kharkov+demonstrator+jet.html