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Inquiry launched into passenger plane incident in Krasnoyarsk Territory

July 12, 2013, 8:40 UTC+3

Aboard the plane were 41 passengers, four crew and a 72-kg cargo

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KRASNOYARSK, July 12 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Investigative Committee’s West Siberian regional transport investigation department has launched an inquiry into the An-26 emergency landing in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry's regional department, the plane was on a flight from Krasnoyarsk to Igarka. Two hours after the takeoff from Krasnoyarsk, the right engine of the plane malfunctioned. It occurred near the village of Podkamennaya Tunguska in the north of the territory. The captain decided to make an emergency landing.

The An-26 landed safely at Bor airport in the Turukhansk district at 09:43 local time (05:43 Moscow time). Nobody was hurt. Aboard the plane were 41 passengers, four crew and a 72-kg cargo.

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