An Antonov An-2 turboprop aircraft (RA-01460) operated by Naryan-Mar JSC and built in 1988 has crashed in the Nenets Automonous Okrug*. The aircraft made a steep turn shortly after take-off when control was lost. The current death toll is now at four.
“According to preliminary information, thirteen passengers have been wounded, some of them seriously“, the hospital said.
Next to the two pilots there were employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, including the head of the Department of Agriculture Sergei Andriyanov.
A headquarter was set up under the leadership of Alexander Tsybulsky, the provinical governor of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug to investigate the cause of the accident.
* Nenets Automonous Okrug: (Russian: Не́нецкий автоно́мный о́круг; Nenets: Ненёцие автономной ӈокрук, Nenjocije awtonomnoj ŋokruk) is a federal subject of Russia (an autonomous okrug of Arkhangelsk Oblast). Its administrative center is the town of Naryan-Mar. It has an area of 176,700 square kilometers (68,200 sq mi) and a population of 42,090 as of the 2010 Census (the smallest of all federal subjects by population).
The crashed AN-2 was a turboprop version operated by Naryan-Mar JSC and built in 1988. Footage shows aircraft in steep right turn very soon after take-off when control was lost. The death toll is now at 4. https://t.co/TVW2ZWEh17 pic.twitter.com/i8PeDhrn0n
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RA-01460 in better times