tsarkar wrote:Philip wrote:Sov. era AN-32s never had an major accidents,barring two AN-32s which disappered somewhere in the Arabian Sea on their delivery run from Russia which may have collided with each othe,and another more recent;ly which disappeared in the Bay of Bengal en route to the ANC
Aren't the first and second part of the sentences contradictory?
How are the planes safe, especially since wreckage are often never found.
The An-32 being delivered were flying on separate days, so no chance of collision.
http://articles.latimes.com/1986-03-27/ ... -air-forceNEW DELHI — A sophisticated transport plane that India bought from the Soviet Union disappeared on its way to India and is feared to have crashed, a Defense Ministry spokesman said today. It was the second Soviet-built Antonov-32 purchased by the Indian air force to disappear in flight in less than a week.
Lots of An-32 crashes, including
1990 Tambaram to Thiruvananthapuram
1999 New Delhi IGIA
2009 Mechukha Arunachal
2016 Port Blair
the collision may have been with an amreki plane.
The amrekis were seen searching the same area for an aircraft of theirs that also seemed to have gone down at the same time.