Ten killed in An-28 plane crash in Russian Far East

Ten killed in An-28 plane crash in Russian Far East
# 12 September 2012 07:59 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Ten people were killed as an Antonov An-28 transport aircraft (NATO reporting name Cash) with 14 people on board crashed in the Russian Far East’s Kamchatka Territory, a spokesman for the rescue headquarters said on Wednesday, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti.

"The death toll has reached ten. A child has died of injuries," the spokesman said.

A spokesman for the regional Emergencies Ministry center said earlier on Wednesday that rescuers have found nine bodies, adding that five injured people have been evacuated from the crash site, located 10 km (6 miles) from Palana locality in the north of Kamchatka.

Earlier the territory’s special programs minister Sergei Khabarov said connection with the plane had been lost at 12:28 local time [04:28 a.m. Moscow Time]. He said the aircraft is believed to have made an emergency landing.

Criminal proceedings have been launched.
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