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Explosion! The engine of the An-124 transport aircraft weighing 400 tons was damaged, and the landing gear on the runway was damaged.

Explosion! The engine of the An-124 transport aircraft weighing 400 tons was damaged, and the landing gear on the runway was damaged.

Explosion! The engine of the An-124 transport aircraft weighing 400 tons was damaged, and the landing gear on the runway was damaged.

On November 13, around 12:00 local time. Antonov An-124 Ruslan, belonging to Volga-Dnepr (Volga-Dnepr), suffered two disasters.

It suffered an engine failure shortly after taking off from Novosibirsk, Russia.

The crew members made an emergency return and landed. , And also overrun the runway causing damage to the landing gear. 

The latest news showed that all 14 people on board were safe.

According to the flight plan, the An-124 (VDA4066) involved is going to fly from Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNT) to

Vienna-Schweichart International Airport (VIE/LOWW) in Austria.

From the data of flightradar24, we can see that flight VDA4066 took off from Novosibirsk Runway 25.

The signal of the aircraft was interrupted shortly after takeoff, and the radio signal was also interrupted.

The An-124 is a large strategic four-engine transport aircraft. It was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s.

Until the Boeing 747-8F entered service, the An-124 was the world’s largest transport aircraft in mass production. 

Between 1982 and 2004, a total of 55 were off the assembly line.

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