[…]A group of Americans in Kavala to examine Antonov weapons
( an to lead the investigation )
The move by the Americans to send on-site experts to Antonov reinforces suspicions of smuggling.
[…]the Special Interbranch Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Defense Response Company was sent from Athens to determine the white powder that is scattered around the accident area.
[…] all the members of the crew of the aircraft were of Ukrainian origin.
…]it has been confirmed that there are no radioactive or biological-chemical substances in it.
According to the information, the Antonov was carrying the following ammunition:
60mm M62 mortar training rounds,
82mm M62 mortar training rounds and
82mm M67 mortar flares.
A VERY mysterious plane crash in Greece. Greek Nuclear authorities are onsite now
An Antonov cargo plane operated by a Ukrainian airline crashed Saturday near the city of Kavala in northern Greece, authorities said. Local residents reported seeing a fireball and hearing explosions for two hours after the crash.
Greek Civil Aviation authorities said the flight was heading from Serbia to Jordan. The An-12, a Soviet-built turboprop aircraft, was operated by cargo carrier Meridian.
Greek media reported there were eight people on the plane and that it was carrying 12 tons of “dangerous materials,” mostly explosives. But local officials said they had no specific information on the cargo and provided varying numbers of people on board. […]
Locals reported seeing a fireball and a plume of smoke before the crash.
ERT reported that army and explosive experts were en route to the site, located on farmland close to two villages that are part of the Paggaio municipality. But they are not expected to start working before dawn. Experts from Greece’s Atomic Energy Commission will join them.
A large cargo aircraft transporting munitions from Serbia to Bangladesh has crashed and exploded in a ball of flames in northern Greece, killing all eight crew onboard.
Serbia’s defence minister, Nebojša Stefanovi?, said the plane was carrying 11.5 tonnes of military products, including illuminating mortar shells and training shells, and the buyer was the Bangladesh defence ministry.
Greek authorities said there were eight crew members onboard. A Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesman said they were all Ukrainian citizens.
Witness reports suggested the Antonov An-12 plane caught fire while still in the air and that they had heard explosions as it flew over the area on Saturday night, Athens News Agency reported. Greek authorities said the pilot had made an emergency call before crashing.
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