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The search for the missing AN-2 aircraft was stopped in Buryatia

The search for the missing AN-2 aircraft was stopped in Buryatia
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Rosaviatsia stops searching for An-2 aircraft in Buryatia. An aircraft with six people on board went missing in July 2020.

According to TASS, with reference to sources in the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in Buryatia, the decision to curtail the prospecting work was made by the Federal Air Transport Agency. Searches were carried out in the mountains of the Tunkinsky and Okinsky regions. Now, in the areas of the proposed location of the aircraft, snow has already fallen.

Antonov An-2 disappeared on 19 July, did not get in touch on time after the evening flight. Ground searches in the mountains stopped on August 20, since the entire unearthly territory of the two regions was surveyed. During the entire search, the ground detachment covered about 30 thousand square kilometers, 129 flights of the territory were made by airplanes and helicopters. In addition, the Ministry of Defense organized 11 drone flights.

The missing board of the "Phoenix" airline made a flight from the village of Kyren, Tunkinsky district. On board were two pilots and four airline employeeswho were supposed to be engaged in the processing of forests. East Siberian SU in the transport of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal caseon violation of traffic safety rules and the operation of air transport, resulting in the death of two or more persons by negligence.

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