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Ukrainian Cargo Plane Bound for Bangladesh Crashes in Greece

By Niki Kitsantonis and Cora Engelbrecht

17 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The New York Times reports on the tragic plane crash which killed 8 people on Sunday night.

A Ukrainian cargo plane carrying 11.5 tons of Serbian-made weapons destined for Bangladesh crashed in northern Greece late Saturday, killing eight Ukrainian crew members and setting off an investigation into whether the hazardous material being transported posed a threat to the local population, state and local officials said.

The plane, an Antonov An-12BK, was owned by Ukrainian cargo carrier Meridian, but the episode did not appear to be connected to the war in Ukraine, according to Serbian and Ukrainian officials.

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