Two-year-old child was the sole survivor of a Let L-410 crash in Russia


A two-year-old child was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Russia’s far east Wednesday that killed all six other people on board, local authorities said.

The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. GMT), the local office of the Emergencies Ministry reports.

The plane was reportedly a Let L-410 twin-engine aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers. It was owned by Khabarovsk Airlines.

“Six people were killed. One passenger, a child aged two and a half, was brought out alive from the wreckage,”

Khabarovsk’s regional interior ministry said in a statement.

“There were two crew members and five passengers on board,”

the Khabarovsk Airlines flight, it said.

Experts are now looking at three possible causes of the crash, including difficult weather conditions, pilot error or technical issues, the Far Eastern branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee said. The Ministry of Transport said the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) will also join the analysis.


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