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Two pilots died during an emergency landing in Buryatia

Two pilots died during an emergency landing in Buryatia
Photo: Facebook, Alexey Fishev

An An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing at the airport in Nizhneangarsk. He drove off the runway, smashed into a sewage treatment plant, broke through the fence and caught fire. Two pilots died.

As the press secretary of the head of the republic, Alexey Fishev, said on his page in FacebookAll passengers are alive - it's 42 adults and one child. Seven people were injured.

The Angara aircraft flew from Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk in the morning of June 27, one of the engines refused when approaching Nizhneangarsk. According to the press service of the regional state department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, during an emergency landing, the plane rolled out of the runway, the aircraft deployed and it crashed into the sewage treatment plant.


The aircraft was extinguished by firefighters. Physicians and policemen work at the site.