Russian accident airline warned for safety shortcomings in ramp checks

Russian airline Avis-Amur had been warned by Russia’s transport safety regulator in March and May 2011 regarding safety shortcomings on their Antonov 12 aircraft.

On August 9 the Antonov 12 operated by Avis-Amur crashed while returning to Magadan, Russia after reporting a fuel leak and engine fire. All eleven on board were killed Rostransnadzor said in a statement that the airline had been warned about safety shortcomings following ramp checks in March an May 2011.

In March it was found that there were too many seats on the flight deck and that the attachments were lacking.



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