Plane Crashes In Ivory Coast

My condelences to all the victims of the plane crash and their families. 4 people have been confirmed to have died with the plane crashing into the ocean just off the coast of Ivory Coast. The plane was a cargo plane and said to be an Antonov.

A news article about the crash:

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A plane crash is never good.

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Another crash by this aircraft I’m surprised they haven’t took them out of service.

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In the past 4 months, I have had to write several incident reports on Antonov aircraft. The majority of these are An-26 incidents. All of these crashes occur in S. America or Africa. They are old airframes, with very outdated technology, often operated by inexperienced crews, or from unprepared airfields. It’s a ticking time bomb.

Luckily, the previous incidences have resulted in no deaths, and minimal injuries. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before a fatal crash such as this one happened. Hopefully, I won’t have to write any more reports this year…

My thoughts go out to the crews who have passed away in this tragic incident.

Here is my updated incident report. I will make changes as new information comes out.

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