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Three An-28 crash survivors to be taken to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for medical treatment

September 13, 2012, 11:06 UTC+3

A criminal case was opened over the crash. An investigation is underway

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, September 13 (Itar-Tass) —— Three persons injured in an An-28 crash in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula will be taken from the settlement of Palana to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for further treatment, a spokesman for the local government told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

The three injured, a man, a woman and a 13-year-old boy in a state of coma, will be taken to the Kamchatka territorial hospital. One more survivor will continue treatment in Palana.

An An-28 plane owned by Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airline crashed on September 12 while performing a flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana. It hit the Pyatibratka Mount, some 10 kilometers short of its destination. There were two pilots and 12 passengers, including two children, onboard the plane. Then persons, including both pilots and one child, were killed in the crash.

A criminal case was opened over the crash. An investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, Kamchatka Territory governor Vladimir Ilyukhin interrupted his working trip over the Koryak autonomous area in Kamchatka’s northern areas to visit the settlement of Palana where he met with the families of those killed in the crash and see those injured at the hospital, the press service of the local government reported.

The governor promised all possible assistance to the families of the crash victims, including in the organization of funerals. Four crash victims will be buried in Palana, the rest – in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

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