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The main version of the An-26 disaster in Kamchatka was named by the media

The main version of the An-26 disaster in Kamchatka was named by the media

A source familiar with the investigation of the tragedy named the priority version of the An-26 plane crash in Kamchatka. Experts consider piloting error as the main reason.

According to INTERFAX.RUAccording to the source, the Palana airfield is not equipped with landing systems, since it belongs to the mountainous category. Therefore, to build approach systems, a separate drive radio station is used. Pilots on the route were required to be familiar with instrument flight rules and have experience in visual flight.

According to preliminary information, the landing was complicated by insufficient visibility of the runway due to clouds. Despite the controller's instructions not to descend at sea and the radio altimeter signals, the board dropped to an altitude below the minimum safe. After that, the plane was in the lower edge of the cloud, which did not exceed 300 meters. The pilots in this situation no longer had stable visual cues on the ground, because of which they collided with a rock.

At the same time, the source noted that the pilots ignored the established landing scheme, and they could deliberately provide the dispatcher with inaccurate information. The dispatchers did not receive any equipment failures or distress signals. And the tragedy happened instantly.

Plane crash of An-26, which followed the route Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Palana, occurred on July 6. Rescuers, divers and representatives of the IAC worked on the spot. Fragments of the bodies of all the victims found at the crash site. In total, the investigation is considering three versions of what happened.

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