Russian rescue services have identified the crash site of the Russian plane – presumably, it crashed into the sea.
Reuters citing RIA News reports that the An-26 aircraft carrying 28 passengers, including two children and the head of the village Olga Mokhireva, crashed in preparation for landing. Several ships are heading to the crash site. A special commission has been formed, a hotline is working, a list of passengers on the plane has been published. Meteorological conditions for searching are difficult – fog and cloudy.
As the emergency services told TASS, the crash site of the plane is the sea and coastal zones within a radius of about 15-25 kilometers from the Kamchatka airport:
“An examination is already underway there, including by boats. <...> There is objective evidence that the plane crashed and fell into the sea.”
The missing plane An-26, according to the transport prosecutor’s office, belongs to the “Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise”. A case was initiated under Part 3 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport). The official announcement on the government website reads:
“The area of the plane’s route is being investigated by two helicopters and a special plane. Rescuers are ready to move from Palana to the aircraft detection point. According to preliminary data, there were 28 people on board: 6 crew members and 21 passengers, including two children under 12 years old. ”