Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Russian An-26 transport aircraft collides with moose at Yermolino airport

The An-26 transport aircraft belonging to Russia’s National Guard collided with a moose while landing at Yermolino airport in the Kaluga Region in central Russia.

That was reported by TASS on Wednesday.

A video on the incident was posted in social networks on Wednesday. Comments on the video say that the incident occurred at night when an Antonov An-26 plane was performing a training flight. None of the crew suffered any injuries in the incident though the moose was killed. The plane sustained minor damage.

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Presumably, the moose could have trespassed into the airport’s territory due to the negligence of construction workers who were building a fence around the airfield. The workers removed two concrete slabs while a temporary fence was absent at the time of the incident.

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