Volga-Dnepr grounds An-124 fleet pending accident investigation
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has announced the temporary suspension of its Antonov An-124 commercial operations as of November 25, 2020 until the investigation into the recent accident at Novosibirsk has been completed.
On November 13, 2020, one of Volga-Dnepr An-124 cargo planes suffered an uncontained engine fan disk failure of the no.3 D-18T engine. This resulted in engine failure and the loss of control systems. Carrying 84 tons of cargo with full fuel tanks, the crew made an emergency landing.
The airline has twelve An-124’s, of which three were already in storage.
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