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  • Plane crash in Russian Far East kills up to 8, child survives – reports

    A small passenger plane has crashed in the Russian Far East, killing up to eight people on board, according to preliminary reports. One child is believed to have survived the crash.
    The plane reportedly went down as it was about to land at the local airport in the village of Nelkan, over 1,000 km from the regional capital, Khabarovsk, according to a source cited by Interfax. Nine people were on board the plane, including two crew members and a four-year-old child, local authorities say.
    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.




    Aviation authorities lost contact with the plane at about 2 kilometers from the airport, the Emergencies Ministry reports. It says that seven people, including two crew members, were on board.
    Fire and rescue crews and ambulances were dispatched to the site of the crash. The aircraft was damaged by the impact, but did not catch fire, the ministry added.
    The plane made hard landing in the forest after it missed the runway by 1.5 to 2km, a local air traffic control official told Interfax later on Wednesday.
    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.
    However, a representative of Russia’s weather forecast service in the Far East says the weather conditions in the village should not have posed any problems. “There was no snow, the wind was blowing at 3-4 m/s, no fog, the visibility was good,” he told RIA Novosti.
    A medical helicopter will airlift the surviving child to a hospital in Khabarovsk or to Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, some 500km from the village, the Khabarovsk government press service said in a statement. The child's condition is being determined.

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    God did well when he designed children. Soft, bendy bones. Low body mass and the ability to bounce well. RIP all those lost.
    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ErezS View Post
      ...lost contact...about 2 kilometers from the airport...did not catch fire...
      I will jump to the weakly-supported conclusion of fuel exhaustion, acknowledging that the final report might also mention CFIT, or something else.
      Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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      • #4
        Reports indicate he stalled on finals with one wing suddenly dropping, combine that with indications of two diversions en-route and the running out of fuel theory seems plausible. On another note it had been 343 days between airline incidents involving a passenger fatality before today's crash, the longest such gap in history by a huge margin.
        moving quickly in air

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        • #5
          It does not seem to me that the prop was spinning on impact, can anyone tell if its feathered?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
            God did well when he designed children. Soft, bendy bones. Low body mass and the ability to bounce well. RIP all those lost.
            I understand your compassion, but with your experience as a paramedic you surely saw counterexamples too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by orangehuggy View Post
              On another note it had been 343 days between airline incidents involving a passenger fatality before today's crash, the longest such gap in history by a huge margin.
              http://avherald.com/h?article=4aefef72&opt=7168
              http://avherald.com/h?article=4afac6ce&opt=7168
              http://avherald.com/h?article=4afa5ef2&opt=7168

              And I only went a couple of months back.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by orangehuggy View Post
                It does not seem to me that the prop was spinning on impact, can anyone tell if its feathered?

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                Doesn't seem to be feathered to me. And I agree, it doesn't seem to have been rotating either.

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