The An-12 transport plane of the Central Military District delivered the descent vehicle of the "Soyuz MS-16" spacecraft from Kazakhstan to Moscow
The crew of the An-12 aircraft of the separate transport mixed aviation regiment of the Central Military District (CMD) delivered the descent vehicle of the "Soyuz MS-16" manned spacecraft from the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan to Moscow.
An An-12 CMD transport aircraft delivered the "Soyuz MS-16" descent vehicle from the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan to Moscow with refueling and customs clearance at a military airfield in the Chelyabinsk region. In the Russian capital, the capsule will be placed at the disposal of specialists from the "Energia" rocket and space Corporation and Roscosmos.
About 200 specialists from the Central Military District's search and rescue group, an aviation group: 12 Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters, two An-26 aircraft and two An-12 aircraft were involved in ensuring the safety of the landing of the descent vehicle of the "Soyuz MS-16" manned spacecraft. more than 20 units of ground vehicles, including six modernized search and recovery vehicles FEM-1 and FEM-2 "Siniaia ptitsa".
The landing of the "Soyuz MS-16" descent vehicle took place on October 22. An international crew of Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy returned to Earth.