According to preliminary data, the crew of six who was aboard the An-26 laboratory aircraft that crashed the day before, September 22, was killed. This became known to TASS.
«According to preliminary data, there are no survivors of the plane crash,» a source in the emergency services said about the fate of the crew.
According to Interfax, no survivors were found when flying around the crash site. Currently, a group of rescuers is walking to the crash site. Their advance is complicated by the difficult terrain. According to the agency, the path of the Ministry of Emergency Situations specialists to the crash site may take several more hours.
Earlier on September 23, it was reported that in the area of the Spartak ski base on the territory of the Bolshekhekhtsirsky reserve, aircraft wreckage was found. As RIA Novosti clarifies, they were found on a ridge three kilometers from the road of the village of Korfovsky.
An-26 disappeared from radar near Khabarovsk on Wednesday, September 22. The aircraft was conducting a technical flight 40 kilometers from the city and suddenly stopped communicating. There was a crew of six on board. Piloting error and website unfavorable weather conditions are considered among the main causes of emergency.