06 Dec 2021

Loud Russian cargo plane 'disturbing sleep' in north Kildare

ABOVE: An Antonov AN-12 aircraft There have been reports of 'one of the noisiest' planes in the world passing over north Kildare areas at night. The Russian-made Antonov AN-12 uses a westward flight path through the skies above the Celbridge and Maynooth areas when carrying cargo to Shannon Airport. A reader said: "People in North Kildare may have been disturbed late last night by a very loud aircraft noise - a heavy droning sound heard around midnight on Saturday last, which persisted for some time. "This was an overflight by a large cargo plane called the Antonov AN-12. "This is a plane built in the Soviet era, which has the distinction of being one of the noisiest aircraft in the world. "The flight was from Bratislava to Shannon, as tracked by"

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