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.