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The cause of the hard landing of a military transport plane An-12 at the airport Koltsovo in Ekaterinburg could become a failed chassis. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Central military district.
“According to preliminary data, the reason of emergency landing was the failure of the chassis. Due to a malfunction the crew with a few attempts failed to lower the landing gear and the plane “sat down on the belly” on zapenennye strip,” — said in the service. The causes of the incident will establish a special Commission.
A source in the aviation industry in the region told TASS that the plane suffered minor damage, it will restore.
According to authorities, the ship made a planned flight from Chelyabinsk region, the incident occurred at 9:12 GMT. On Board were 20 people, no one was hurt. The airport has suspended work.
An-12 is used for transportation and landing of people, military equipment and cargo, and perform special tasks.
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