An-30. Photo Gartenfreuden
WARSAW, May 23 (RIA Novosti)
At least nineteen people were injured, most of them seriously, when a Russian military Antonov An-30 aircraft crash-landed and caught fire at the Caslav military aerodrome in the Czech Republic on Wednesday , Czech information agency ChTK reported.
Previously, it was reported that six people were injured in the crash.
The aircraft had 23 people on board, including 14 Russians and nine Czechs, the agency said, quoting the Czech general staff's press secretary Jan Ruzicka.
The twin-engine turbopropaircraft, which was conducting an Open Skies surveillance flight, crashed after its nosewheel collapsed on landing, according to a Russian military source.
“The nosewheel collapsed on landing, putting the aircraft on its nose, after which it rolled off the runway and caught fire,” he said.