An-2 makes emergency landing in Yakutia, one person killed

Yulia Alexeeva

An Antonov An-2 belonging to the Russian charter airline Aviaspectr made an emergency landing near the ​​Lake Siljan-Kuel in Yakutia, Russia. One person was killed in the accident, five injured, according to preliminary reports.

The exact location in which the emergency landing took place was discovered from the air by an An-26 aircraft owned by Polar Airlines. A Mi-8 helicopter belonging to the airline had been previously dispatched to search for the landing site but could not detect it and went back to base. The site was described as densely forested and the landing happened in a dense fog. Once the crashed aircraft had been  located, the helicopter was sent again.

“Rescuers of the regional search and rescue base arrived at the scene. According to updated information, there were six people on board, including one killed and five injured,” the press service of the General Directorate of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies revealed to RIA. One passenger suffered a broken leg.

A preliminary investigation is being carried out by the East Siberian Investigation Department of Transport of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

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