Posted 3 ноября 2021,, 15:37

Published 3 ноября 2021,, 15:37

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

An-12 plane crashed near Irkutsk: seven people are dead

3 ноября 2021, 15:37
On November 3, at 14:45 Moscow time, an An-12 cargo plane disappeared from the radar while approaching 7 km from Irkutsk near the settlement of Pivovarikha. According to preliminary information, everyone on board died.
Airplane crash

According to information from TK Mash , there were 7 people on board the An-12 that crashed near Irkutsk. Previously, only two dead pilots were reported. Then an Interfax source said that everyone had died.

The aircraft ignites on an area of 10 squares, fuel - on 300 squares. 46 rescuers and 17 pieces of equipment are working on site.

The interlocutor of TASS from the local aviation services said that a piloting error is being considered as one of the versions: the crew could have missed the runway and tried to go around. Also considered is a technical malfunction of the aircraft, or engine failure due to a collision with birds.

The An-12 aircraft of the Belarusian airline "Grodno" performed the flight Anadyr - Yakutsk - Irkutsk. The aircraft was returning to the home airport after transporting food to Chukotka.

The Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev later told reporters (quoted by Interfax): “We see only one thing, that, unfortunately, everyone died...

The Investigative Committee reported that a criminal case was initiated on the basis of a crime under Part 3 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport, resulting in the death of two or more persons by negligence).