Killed in hard landing of the aircraft with the students in the Saratov region
Moscow. May 30. INTERFAX.RU — a soldier killed in hard landing and fire plane An-26 in Balashov, Saratov region, said Tuesday in the information Department of the defense Ministry.
“One soldier was killed, five crew members of a helicopter search and rescue teams is delivered in medical institution”, — said in the defense Ministry.
Military reported that at landing approach at the airport “Vladivostok” in the Saratov region the plane An-26 made a hard landing and caught fire. On Board were six crew members, said the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation.
“Injured military personnel are receiving the necessary medical assistance. According to preliminary information from the scene, the reason could be the failure of one engine”, — reported in the military.
At the scene, flew a special Commission of the defense Ministry.
Hard landing the aircraft An-26 took place on Tuesday at 05:40. The plane carried out training flight. The an-26 belonged to the training base of the Krasnodar higher aviation school of pilots.
An-26 military transport aircraft. Designed to transport military equipment and troops, as well as for landing parachute and landing way. The length of the plane is 24 meters. The wingspan is 29 meters. Weight with a full load of 24 tons. The maximum speed of the plane is 500 km/h.