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Plane crash near Irkutsk: Probable cause - weather conditions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Concomitant factors could be overloading and incorrect centering of the aircraft cargo
12:20, 4 November 2021

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The cause of the crash of the An-12 in the Irkutsk region was bad weather, Interfax reports citing a source familiar with the investigation.

"Primary data - in particular, as evidenced by the initial analysis of the recorder - speak in favor of the version of the icing of the height steering wheel when trying to enter the second lap," the statement reads.

According to it, elements of wing mechanization could freeze along with the rudder. Concomitant factors could be overloading and incorrect centering of the aircraft cargo.

"The plane essentially became uncontrollable and fell from the height of decision-making before leaving for the second round," the publication notes.

As it was reported, an An-12 Belarusian plane has crashed in Russia. There were two Ukrainians on board.

According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Belarus, the aircraft was operated by an experienced crew, which consisted of seven people: two citizens of the Russian Federation, two from Ukraine, and three from the Republic of Belarus.

Related: Plane crashes in Russia: 16 victims reported

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