An-12 crash claims six lives

An An-12 similar to that operated by Aéro-Frêt Business. Key - Tony Dixon
An An-12 similar to that operated by Aéro-Frêt Business. Key - Tony Dixon

August 26: An Antonov An-12 crashed with the loss of six lives near a cemetery at Nganga Lingolo on the outskirts of Brazzaville in the Congo. The aircraft belonged to Congolese cargo company Aéro-Frêt Business and was the only one in operation with the airline.
According to Yahoo news, the Congolese Transport Minister said the rear of the aircraft was on fire and the aircraft broke up before it hit the ground.
The aircraft involved is believed to be An-12BK registration TN-AIA, which was built in 1966. On February 20, 2009, an Antonov An-12 flown by Aerolift crashed after an engine caught fire on take-off at Luxor International Airport, Egypt with the loss of five crewmembers.