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Somalia Bans Old Antonov Planes From Its Airspace

The Somali government is banning four types of Antonov airplanes from flying in Somali airspace, citing safety reasons. The Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) says the AN-24, AN-26, AN-32 and AN-12 models will not be allowed to operate in Somali airspace after March 15. Officials say there have been no accidents involving the planes, but there have been “near misses." A letter from the SCAA originally gave airline operators until February 28 to cease flights. That deadline...

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