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Status: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Saturday 16 July 2022
Time:22:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BK
Operator:Meridian
Registration: UR-CIC
MSN: 01347701
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:16 km (10 mls) W of Kavala (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nis Airport (INI/LYNI), Serbia
Destination airport:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordan
Flightnumber:MEM3032
Narrative:
Meridian flight 3032, an Antonov An-12BK cargo plane, crashed near Kavala, Greece.
The aircraft had departed Nis, Serbia, at 18:36 UTC, carrying 11.5 tons of ammunition to Dhaka in Bangladesh. Intermediate stops were planned at Amman, Riyadh and Ahmedabad.

At 21:26 local time (19:26 UTC), while over the Aegean Sea, the aircraft gradually began losing altitude after reaching 21,000 feet.
At 21:29 a 180-degree turn was initiated and the aircraft reached the coast line 12 minutes later. At that point, the aircraft began a right-hand turn with an increasing descent rate. In the final stages of the flight the aircraft reached a descent rate of 3000-4000 feet per minute until it crashed and broke up about 35 km west of Kavala Airport.
Local media report that the flight crew had radioed that one of the engines had failed.

Sources:
» www.kathimerini.gr
» flightaware.com


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Distance from Nis Airport to Amman-Queen Alia International Airport as the crow flies is 1778 km (1111 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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