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An-72 crash near Ndjamena

Old 23rd Apr 2006, 14:52
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An-72 crash near Ndjamena

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
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Old 24th Apr 2006, 16:14
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Grrr

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
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...

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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.
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Old 25th Apr 2006, 00:16
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Originally Posted by CaptW5
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.
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Old 25th Apr 2006, 14:42
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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.
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Old 30th Apr 2006, 22:51
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Crashed Chad An-74 was Kharkov demonstrator jet

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...rator+jet.html
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