Friday, October 11, 2019

Somalia: AN 74 lands without wheels.

(Mogadishu)  An Armenian  Antonov An-74  was caught coming into land at Mogadishu after its undercarriage failed to deploy.

The plane a derivative of the An 72 a Soviet/Ukrainian transport aircraft, developed by Antonov. It was designed as an STOL transport able to operate from rough landing strips, with a total of 195 built. Strangely enough a AN 72 crashed in Sudan  killing 7 people today as well. But thankfully nobody was injured with the belly-landing in Somalia.