Russia grounds Antonov 12

Russia’s transport safety regulator has grounded Antonov 12 aircraft after a plane crash that killed 11 passengers near Magadan, Russia on August 9, 2011.

Rostransnadzor said in a statement that it decided to suspend flight operations on all  An-12 aircraft operated by airlines in the Russian Federation, until the airlines  take priority measures to lower the risk of operating a fleet of An-12 aircraft in accordance with established safety management systems.  Currently, there are 12  AN-12 aircraft active in the Russian Federation, operated by six airlines.

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