ATHENS, 17 July 2022, (TON): Authorities said “an Antonov cargo plane operated by a Ukrainian airline crashed Saturday near the city of Kavala in northern Greece.”
Local residents reported seeing a fireball and hearing explosions for two hours after the crash.
Greek Civil Aviation authorities said the flight was heading from Serbia to Jordan. The An-12, a Soviet-built turboprop aircraft, was operated by cargo carrier Meridian.
Greek media reported there were eight people on the plane and that it was carrying 12 tons of “dangerous materials,” mostly explosives.
But local officials said they had no specific information on the cargo and provided varying numbers of people on board.