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Bodies of plane crash victims found in Russia’s Kamchatka

7-07-2021, 13:16 Region » Russia
7 July 2021, 13:16 - NovostiNK
Bodies of plane crash victims found in Russia’s Kamchatka


Rescuers on Wednesday have found bodies of victims a day after a plane crash in a remote area in Russia’s Far East, AP reported, citing local authorities.

An Antonov An-26 carrying 28 people crashed Tuesday near its destination town of Palana in the region of Kamchatka, apparently as it came in for a landing in bad weather.

Wreckage was found Tuesday evening on a coastal cliffside and in the sea, and the search and rescue operation was suspended until Wednesday morning after night fell, as the crash site was difficult to access in the dark.

The governor of Kamchatka, Vladimir Solodov, told the state Tass news agency that the “first bodies are being pulled out (of the water).” He wouldn’t say how many bodies were found.

Russian media reported Tuesday that none of the six crew members or 22 passengers on board had survived. The head of the local government in Palana, Olga Mokhireva, was among the passengers, spokespeople of the Kamchatka government said.



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