ALERT Antonov An-74 freight plane crashed on takeoff in Central Africa

An Antonov An-74 freight plane of Ukraine’s CAVOK Air airline has crashed in Sao Tome and Principe Island in Central Africa, and the plane crew was injured, Deputy Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lavreniuk has said.

“An hour ago An-74 freight plane of Ukraine’s CAVOK Air airline crashed while taking off from Sao Tome Island. The preliminary information is that birds hit the right airplane engine when the plane was taking off,” Lavreniuk wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

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