Avis-Amur (Khabarovsk) lost an Antonov An-12 freighter yesterday (August 9) in Siberia. Avis-Amur was operating a cargo flight from Magadan to Keperveyem (Russia) with nine crew members, two passengers and 18 tons of cargo. While en route, about six miles from the village of Omsukchan, northeast of Magadan, the crew reported an engine fire and attempted to return to Magadan. Authorities have now located the crash site and there are no survivors. The An-12 involved is believe to be RA-11125 (msn 3341006) but this is still unconfirmed.
Meanwhile the Russian government via Rosaviatsia has proposed a new rule that could ground many smaller Russian airlines. The new proposed law would permit airlines only with a minimum 20 aircraft of the same type to operate scheduled passenger services in Russia. Only about 15 airlines in Russia can comply with this new requirement.
Read about this new requirement from Rianovosti: CLICK HERE
Read more about the crash from the Aviation Safety Network: CLICK HERE
Read the crash account from Rianovosti: CLICK HERE