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The Ukrainian cargo plane which crashed on landing at a rugged Eretrian airstrip was probably carrying Kalashnikov automatic rifles, air industry and government sources in Kyiv have reported.

The military Il-78 exploded while on final approach to Asmera airfield on July 16. The converted tanker aircraft was destroyed, killing nine Ukrainian crew members and one Bulgarian passenger.

The plane converted to cargo carrying, had been loaded the night before with some 40 tons of unspecified freight in Burgos, Bulgaria.

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