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The search for the missing An-2 in the summer will resume in the Irkutsk region

The search for the missing An-2 in the summer will resume in the Irkutsk region
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In the Irkutsk region, the search for the An-2 aircraft that disappeared in July will resume. The regional authorities will send an appeal about this to the Federal Air Transport Agency.

An-2 departed from Buryatia disappeared on 19 July... There were six people on board. Due to the fact that searches that took more than a month did not yield any results, the Federal Air Transport Agency decided that they should be stopped.

Now the authorities of the Angara region are proposing to narrow the search area to the Cheremkhovsky region, since the billing showed that perhaps the last phone call from the An-2 came from there. In the summer, this area had already been surveyed, but then the dense foliage could interfere with seeing the plane. According to the press service of the regional government, it is now proposed to inspect the territory with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle and walk through the territory.

The missing plane belonged to Phoenix Airlines. In the Tunkinsky district, where he disappeared introduced emergency mode... In Buryatia found the wreckage of An-2, however, it turned out that they belonged to an aircraft that crashed last year.

In total, during the search, planes and helicopters surveyed almost 37 thousand square meters. km on the territory of Buryatia and the Irkutsk region, unmanned vehicles - about 1,7 thousand square meters. km. Ground search and rescue teams surveyed about 685 sq. km of territory.

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