An-22 And Tu-95 Fleets Grounded Pending Investigation
An An-22 cargo aircraft went down in Russia last week about 120
miles south of Moscow. All 12 people on board the flight were
An-22 File Photo Photo Credit Russavia via Wikimedia Commons
Authorities have opened an investigation, but it is still in its
very early stages. The four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft was
designed in the 1960's, and the one which went down last week had
been built in 1974. The few remaining An-22s which are still flying
have been grounded by the Russian government until the cause of the
crash is more clear.
The Associated Press reports that the Russian Air Force has also
grounded its Tu-95 strategic bombers, which have the same engines
as the An-22.