Voronezh Aircraft Production Association - Antonov 148-100
|The Antonov AN-148-100 was performing a training flight from Voronezh to Voronezh, Russia, with 6 crewmembers. The plane was en-route about 72 NM (134 km) South-South-West of Voronezh when the aircraft lost height and crashed in the village of Gorbuzovo Alekseevskogo. All 6 occupants perished in the crash.|
The cutting edge aircraft was about to be handed over to the Myanmar (Burma) Air Force. Two of the occupants were nationals of Myanmar and are believed to have been the pilots at the controls at the time of the crash.
Just before the accident, the plane was en-route between the Voronezh and Belgorod regions. Eyewitnesses on the ground reported one of the wings and the tail separated from the aircraft and fall off. Officials confirmed finding debris of the aircraft about 1.5 NM (3 km) from the actual crash site, confirming the airplane began to break up in flight. Part of the wing and debris from inside the cabin has been located along the route from the first debris to the final crash site, none of that debris showing any evidence of fire.
The plane has been destroyed by the impact on the ground and burst into flames.
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