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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Antonov An-28 Plane Crashes in Russia, 10 Killed

| September 12, 2012 | 3 Comments
Antonov AN-28

Antonov AN-28 (Rodina pictured. photo: Wikipedia)

An Antonov An-28 aircraft belonging to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise crashed this morning while landing at Palana, Russia with 12 passengers and 2 crew. 10 people are reported to have died in the crash.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Flight 251 crashed around 12:30 PM local time in Palana, which is located on the west coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

‘The crash may have been caused by weather conditions, human error or a technical malfunction, Russia’s Investigative Committee said. Emergency teams are currently searching the crash site for the plane’s flight data recorder. Four survivors have been rescued; all are in critical condition. Two children were on board the plane: a 13-year-old boy who is now in coma and a four-year-old girl, whose status remains unknown.’

The aircraft was completely destroyed. It is not immediately known what caused the plane to go down or if weather played a part in the accident.

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  1. EI-EBB says:

    “The crash may have been caused by weather conditions, human error or a technical malfunction, Russia’s Investigative Committee said.” In other words they have no ideal what happened on-board.

  2. Shawn White says:

    That’s exactly what I was going to say!

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