ALERT Antonov An-12 lost landing gear during hard landing in the Kuril Islands


An Antonov An-12 aircraft of the Russian Air Force lost its landing gear during a hard landing at a base in Iturup in the Kuril Islands on Tuesday afternoon.

The four-engine turboprop transport aircraft with tail number “09” red landed slightly to the left of the runway in a snow storm. As a result, the aircraft seems to sustain a collapsed left main landing gear along with nose gear.

Although officials didn’t elaborate on the aircraft’s damage, it was reported that the incident didn’t cause any injuries.

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