KRASNOYARSK, August 22 (Itar-Tass) —— An airplane An-2, which had made a crash landing in Tuva on Monday, “was not registered and its flight was not scheduled.” The private woodcutting company Sayanian Cedar owns the airplane. According to preliminary reports, the airplane was carrying seven people, a source in the Siberian regional emergency center told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The helicopter Mi-8 with three rescuers is en route to the An-2 crash site in the Todzhi district of Tuva.
The airplane fell down on the island near the Choigan-Hol Lake, which is situated near the Sorug River, a source in the republican emergency service told Itar-Tass. “According to preliminary reports, a person is killed and another three people are in grave condition,” the source said.
According to unconfirmed reports, the An-2 airplane with fishermen onboard was on a flight to local numerous lakes abandoned with fish.