On 26 May 2008, a Moskovia AirlinesAn-12 cargo aircraft crashed near Chelyabinsk, Russia. After departure to Perm it turned back and crashed near the airfield, killing all nine crew members .
The aircraft transported cash money to Chelyabinsk , and was returning to Perm without any cargo. It took off only after a second attempt at 18:02 (local time). On 18:09, the crew reported smoke in the cabin (probably the result of a short circuit) and decided to return to the airport. The first attempt to approach the runway was unsuccessful and the plane had to go around. Flying too low, it hit a power transmission line and crashed near the airfield at 18:15. The fire broke out after the crash; there were no survivors.
One of the flight recorders was severely damaged, which made the investigation into the disaster's causes more difficult. The aircraft was built in 1968.