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MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters) - There are no survivors after a plane carrying 28 people crashed in the far east of Russia on Tuesday, Russian news agencies cited rescue officials as saying.
The Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop was en route from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in the north of the Kamchatka peninsula, when it lost contact with air traffic control, the emergencies ministry said.
Citing sources, Interfax reported that the plane was thought to have crashed into a cliff as it was preparing to land in poor visibility conditions.
Tough area for flying...even when you're not drunk!
Especially on an old turbo like an AN-26...maintained by another bunch of drunk guys, at an airbase run by even more drunk guys.
Vodka, it's a helluva drug!
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Zaphod58
Sounds like poor visibility and...
Both pilots, who were among the dead, were found to have alcohol in their blood, Tass reported.
In 2012, an Antonov An-28 plane belonging to Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise crashed into a mountain while flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk and coming in for a landing in Palana. A total of 14 people were on board and 10 of them were killed. Both pilots, who were among the dead, were found to have alcohol in their blood, Tass reported.