Twenty Eight (28) passengers have reportedly died onboard a Russian passenger aircraft which crashed in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula on Tuesday 6th July, 2021. ayokinews.com reports
The Russian built Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop, was said to be flying from the eastern Kamchatka peninsula capital of Petropavlovsk to Palana village before it missed communications and disappeared from radar.
Speaking on the crash incident, Russia’s aviation agency told CNN that the plane’s wreckage was found around 4 – 5 kilometres from the Palana airport.
According to Russian news source TASS, it was reported that the weather was cloudy and foggy at the time and the airplane crash and that the incident might have been caused by piloting errors resulting from low visibility.
Onboard the crashed aircraft, were 22 passengers, six (6) crew members and also two (2) children as reported by Alexander Zabolichenko, Deputy Chairman of the Kamchatka Government.
Russian agencies have now laughed a probe into the cause of the plane crash which saw to the loss of 28 passenger lives.