Tag: cargo plane

An-12 Cargo Plane Loses over 3 Tonnes of Gold During Takeoff

Reading Time: 1 minute An An-12 cargo plane carrying some 9 tonnes of gold has lost a third of its cargo during takeoff from the Yakutsk airport in Eastern Siberia, a local transport police spokesman told TASS on Thursday. Earlier reports said that the plane’s cargo hatch was partially torn off by a strong flow of air during takeoff. […]

At Least 11 Dead As DR Congo Army Plane Crashes

Reading Time: 2 minutes A transport plane chartered by the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, military and airport sources told AFP. The Antonov transporter had just taken off with “several dozen people” onboard, heading for the eastern region of Kivu, where the army is fighting militia groups, an airport official told AFP, […]

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J Makes Successful First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. “This new […]

UPS-Contracted Plane Crashes In West Virginia, Both Pilots Dead

Reading Time: 2 minutes A cargo plane contracted by UPS crashed Friday morning in West Virginia. The flight took off from Louisville and slid off the runway and crashed while landing at Charleston’s Yeager Airport. The airport reported it appeared one of the aircraft’s wings hit the runway surface and the aircraft went off to the left of the […]

DHL Boeing 737 Crashed After Overshooting Bergamo Airport Runway

Reading Time: 1 minute The cargo plane, a Boeing 737 belonging to DHL couriers, crashed after landing in apparent bad weather. A cargo plane has overshot the runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio international airport and crashed into a road. The airport in Italy’s Lombardy region was temporarily closed after the incident which happened at 4am Friday morning. Dramatic pictures […]