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Russian plane crash: bodies of passengers lifted from sea, plane debris scattered under gorge


MOSCOW, KOMPAS.com – Nine bodies are lifted from the sea after a Russian plane crashes into a cliff and kills all 28 people on board.

A gruesome video shows debris and personal belongings from a passenger plane strewn on the rocks of the beach after the plane crashed yesterday on its second attempt to land in bad weather.

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A Soviet-era AN-26, built in 1982, crashed into a coastal cliff on the shores of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk on its way from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana.

The plane’s owner Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise has blamed bad weather with extreme crosswinds for the crash. But a full investigation is still ongoing.

Russian reports have suggested pilot error or a technical malfunction could be behind the crash.

Governor Vladimir Solodov said: “The first body is now being pulled out of the water.

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According to him, the number of corpses found will continue to change over time.

Divers were called in to help recover the victim’s body.

“The fuselage is located on this hill, and the main part of the plane (is) in the water,” Solodov said.

The location of the incident which was located on a cliff, he said, was also inaccessible, a helicopter could not land there.

Scorched foliage shows the plane crashing into a cliff top in its second attempt to land on the ground.

“Specialists are being sent from Moscow to Palana to provide psychological assistance to the relatives of the victims,” ​​Solodov said. The Sun on Wednesday (7/7/2021).

He also announced that relatives would receive around £34,000 in compensation.

Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise, which owns the plane, will fly relatives to Palana for funerals.

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Yesterday it was reported that the plane made a second attempt to land, but today that statement was refuted by officers who said the An-26 landed “normally”.

The aircraft’s flight certificate will expire on August 30, 2021.

Russia’s state aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya, said part of the plane was found about three miles from the airport’s runway, near the coastline.

Part of the fuselage was found on the side of a mountain and another part was floating in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

Sergei Gorb, deputy director of Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise, said the plane had practically hit a sea cliff, out of its intended landing trajectory.

Among those on the plane was mother-of-three Yulia Surovtseva, 43, a graduate of the university in St Petersburg, who runs a puppet theater in her village of Palana.

Ekaterina Ponikarova (30 years), who is on her way home after the holidays.

The head of the Palana village administration, Olga Mokhireva, 42, was also on the plane.

So are two Palana council officers: husband Alexander Andreykin (44), who serves as Head of the Mobilization Department, and his wife; and the Head of the Ministry of Finance, Olga Andreykina (47 years old).

A six-year-old girl by the name of Alisa Khvaleyeva, was on the plane, as were another villager named Artyom Tishchenko (17 years).

While the crew members include: Alexander Anisimov (27 years), co-pilot and graduate of the University of Civil Aviation in St Petersburg; Ivan Neverov (31 years), airline operator; Rustem Zavgarov, flight mechanic.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered a special commission to find out what happened to the plane.

A criminal case was also launched into the investigation, a normal course of action when a plane goes missing or crashes in Russia.

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