“During the flight from Yakutsk to Olenyok airport, the An-30 plane disappeared,” an emergency services representative said in an interview withRIA Novosti .
According to preliminary data, there are seven people on board. According to an Interfax source , the missing ship is an aerial surveillance and aerial photography aircraft. A Mi-8 helicopter and an An-26 plane flew out to search for him.
The Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that the ship was operating a commercial flight. It is noted that the plane disappeared from the radar and stopped communicating 30 km from the village of Olenyok. The emergency beacon did not work.
“On June 22, the operational duty shift of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for Yakutia received information that the An-30M aircraft did not land at the appointed time at the airport in the Olenek settlement,” the press service of the Yakut Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.
According to the Ministry of Emergencies, there are five people on board and 6.3 tons of cargo, which is represented mainly by products.
The Eastern Interregional SU on Transport of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case due to the lack of information about the location of the An-30 aircraft under Part 3 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the rules of traffic safety and operation of air transport, which negligently caused the death of two or more persons).
According to Interfax, citing a source in the air traffic control services, the plane crashed while landing. At the moment, this information has not been officially confirmed.
“According to preliminary data, due to a sudden technical malfunction, the plane could have crashed while landing and not reaching the Olenyok airport runway, ” an Interfax source said .
It is noted that five crew members and two technicians were on board. Dispatchers did not receive a signal about problems.
“No, they didn’t get in touch, they didn’t say anything about problems,” the source said.
The day before , an An-2 aircraft with two crew members and a passenger on board disappeared in the sky of Yakutia. The vessel flew along the route Us-Khatyng (Yakutsk) - Vertical (Kobyaysky district) - Us Khatyng. The ship never arrived at its destination. His search continues.