Four injured in An-2 crash landing in Tuva in grave condition

KRASNOYARSK, August 22 (Itar-Tass) —— Four people, who were injured in a crash landing of an airplane An-2 in Tuva, are in grave condition. Another three passengers, who are in satisfactory condition, receive psychological consultations. A man was killed in the air crash, a source in the Tuva emergency service told Itar-Tass on Monday.

The airplane An-2, which had made a crash landing in Tuva, “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 en route from Petropavlovka to Toora-Kem on the island near the Choigan-Hol Lake, which is situated near the Sorug River.

An An-2 pilot Boris Chebotarev chairs the club of the amateur aviation federation in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. He is in critical condition. Chebotarev is also a cofounder of the Sayanian Cedar Company. The company was registered in the Kuragino district of the territory bordering Tuva.

The criminal case was opened over the hard landing for violating the safety rules of the air traffic and the aircraft steering that entailed the death of a person through negligence.


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