Ukraine Air Alliance grounded after fatal crash

posted on 7th October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Ukraine Air Alliance grounded after fatal crash

Ukrainian authorities have revoked the operating certificate of Ukraine Air Alliance, following a fatal landing accident involving an Antonov An-12 in Lviv.

The state aviation administration stated that the order to “terminate” the certificate was effective as of the 5 October.

It has not given a specific reason for the decision, but it comes just after the 4 October accident which killed five of the eight occupants of the An-12.

The aircraft crash down just short of the runway at Lviv as it prepared to make a refuelling stop while en route from Vigo to Istanbul.

Ukrainian regulators have commenced on a technical assistance programme, in co-operation with ICAO, intended to improve certification and flight operations oversight within the country.