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All passengers and crew killed in An-26 crash in Kamchatka, - source

Source : 112 Ukraine

The wreckage was found near the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk
14:10, 6 July 2021

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According to preliminary information, all passengers and crew died in An-26 crash in Kamchatka. NTV reported this, citing its own sources in the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"According to preliminary information, all those on board An-26 that crashed in Kamchatka, have died. No one survived," a source in the emergency services said.

The wreckage was found on the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk. They were seen by rescuers from a helicopter four kilometers from the town of Palana. Judging by the location of the wreckage, the plane could have crashed into a cliff.

However, the exact cause of the crash has not yet been established.

Related: An-26 plane crash: Three more servicemen suspected

Earlier, it was reported that the communication with An-26 aircraft with 29 people on board was lost in Russia's Kamchatka.

The An-26 disappeared from radar screens about 10 minutes before landing in the town of Palana. The crew was supposed to land at 05:50 Moscow time but did not get in touch.

At 5:55 Moscow time, an alarm was sounded at Palana Airport, and a search and rescue operation began.

In connection with the disappearance of the aircraft, a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code ("Violation of traffic safety rules and operation of air transport") was open. The prosecutor's office initiated the investigation.

Related: State Investigation Bureau announces main reason for An-26 crash near Chuhuiv

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