Plane Crash Kills 10 in Kamchatka
At least ten people have perished, as a twin-engine Antonov An-28 crashed on Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Wednesday
The plane carried 12 passengers, including two children and two crew, RIA Novosti informs. It had been on a flight from the regional capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Four survivors, including one child, have been taken to hospital in serious condition, emergencies officials said.
The aircraft lost radio contact with traffic control at 12:28 local time [00:28 GMT] shortly before it was due to land at an airfield in the village of Palana, about 990 kilometers north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It remains unclear what caused the crash.
The pilots had been trying to make an emergency landing when the plane came down in woodland some 10 kilometers from Palana, Kamchatka's special programs minister Sergei Khabanov said on Wednesday, as cited by RIA Novosti.
The plane, which entered service in 1989, belonged to a local state firm
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