Six dead as passenger plane L-410 crashes in Eastern Russia
On November 15, 2017, Khabarovsk Airlines passenger plane L-410 crashed during the landing in the Nelkan settlement in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. The aircraft was flying from Khabarovsk. There were seven people on board: five passengers, including a 3-year-old girl, and two crew members. Six people died, the girl – survived.
As for now, the reason for the plane crash in unknown. According to the emergency service in the region, before taking off the plane was checked and its technical conditions were good, TASS.Ru informs. Moreover, the L-410 aircraft was operated by an experienced pilot-instructor with a long record of service, RIA Novosti reported.
“We organized all internal checks of all documents,“ NTV.Ru quotes the governor of the Khabarovsk Krai Vyacheslav Shport. “But we already know that the aircraft was operated by a very experienced pilot, he was an instructor pilot with a lot of experience. The plane was new. Apparently, something unpredictable happened, now it's difficult to say what“.
The Khabarovsk Krai government will pay about $16 500 of compensation to relatives of victims, NTV.Ru informs. The family of a surviving girl, who is now in the hospital, to be paid $6 600 as compensation. Also, the regional authorities will take over the organization of the funerals. November 16 is declared a day of mourning in the region.
The black boxes from the crashed plane have not been found yet.
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