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IAC specialists arrived at the crash site of An-26 in Kamchatka

IAC specialists arrived at the crash site of An-26 in Kamchatka
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In Kamchatka, the investigation of a criminal case after the crash of the An-26 aircraft continues. Divers and rescuers are working on the spot, who get the wreckage of the aircraft, as well as specialists from the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), who are examining the crash site.

According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Directorate for the Kamchatka Territory, the operation to search for the bodies of the dead begins in the daytime. Now the work on site is complicated by strong winds and high sea waves. However, it was possible to survey today 25 km of the coastal strip, 3,5 square kilometers of the seabed.

Divers of the specialized fire and rescue unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry were involved in the operation. Their main task is to find the black boxes of the plane and the bodies of the victims. In addition, they help to get parts of the aircraft fuselage out of the water.

According to the Far Eastern Transport Investigation Department, at the scene of the incident, investigation team IAC experts joined. Now they are laying out the fragments of the fuselage raised from the water and from the coast, inspecting them and looking for the missing parts.

Also, investigators, forensic experts and forensic experts examine the remains of the victims. Samples of genetic material are withdrawn for molecular genetic and forensic examinations. Samples were also taken from the relatives of the victims.

The Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise continues to inspect equipment. The fuel with which the An-26 was fueled was found in six more vessels. There were no incidents on the routes. All aircraft had airworthiness certificates. 

The crash with the An-26 plane took place on 6 July. Plane left the radar nine kilometers away from destination airport: he followed from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana... All 22 passengers and six crew members on board were killed.

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