The aircraft which crashed, pictured in Birmingham in April Credit: Alec Wilson

An AN-12, carrying eight people and military products, crashed in Greece on Saturday, killing all the crew. The aircraft, operated by Ukrainian airline Meridian, was on course from Serbia to Bangladesh, which had bought the military cargo. According to Aviation Herald, ground observers said the plane was on fire while still airborne. Aljazeera reported that toxic fumes and fear of explosives in the cargo had delayed the investigation.


AN-12 Meridian