Phoenix Avia Antonov AN-12 plane crash
The Armenian AN-12 belonging to Phoenix Avia departed Payam Airport, Iran, for a cargo flight to Sharjah, United Arab
Emirates. A few seconds after take-off, the aircraft collided in a flock of birds. It led three out of four engines to
The crew reported technical problems on three engines and decided to return to the airport. Eventually, an emergency landing was carried out 5 kilometers of the airport. The plane was gutted by flames after all 12 people on board and the cargo were safely evacuated. 4 crewmembers suffered minor injuries.