10 killed in plane crash in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula
12.09.12 11:36 By Darya Zagvozdina, edited by Karina Ayvazova
On Wednesday in Russia's Far east Kamchatka peninsula an AN-28 aircraft crashed killing ten people, including one child, and injuring four others, regional emergency services report.
"It is still not clear whether there are victims among the crew," the spokesman for the local emergency service, Maria Dubrovskaya, said to Gazeta.ru.
A special helicopter pad has been organized near the crash site so that the injured can be taken to the hospital in a nearby village.
The passenger AN-28 airplane was making a regular flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to the city of Palana in the north of the Kamchatka peninsula.
The airplane disappeared from radar at 12:28 local time
It is not clear what led to the catastrophe. The owner of the plane, FGUP "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskoe air company" has refused to give any comments. Unknown sources claim the crash could have been caused by a damaged engine or bad weather conditions.
A worker of the regional weather forecast center told Gazeta.ru that, at the moment of the crash, it was raining heavily.
Investigators have already arrived at the crash scene. A criminal case has been initiated under the article 263 of the Criminal code
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