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Remains of An-26 aircraft’s crew members found in Russia’s Khabarovsk — source

Currently, the investigators are searching for a flight recorder containing the crewmembers’ conversations

KHABAROVSK, September 24. / TASS /. Law enforcement officers have found the remains of the crewmembers of the Antonov An-26 aircraft that crashed in the Khabarovsk Region, the Eastern Interregional Investigation Directorate for Transport of the Russian Investigative Committee stated on Friday.

"During the inspection, the remains of the crewmembers were found, they will be sent to expert institutions for the production of forensic medical and genomic examinations," the statement reads.

Also, during the inspection of the crash site, the investigators pinpointed the the aircraft’s wreckage and location as well as the navigational equipment and its readings. They also collected the personal belongings of the deceased.

Currently, the investigators are searching for a flight recorder containing the crewmembers’ conversations. They are essential for establishing the circumstances of the incident.

On September 22, an Antonov An-26 aircraft performed a technical flight, reviewing ground-based radio support equipment for flights in the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East. The plane vanished from flight radars 38 km from Khabarovsk. There were six crewmembers onboard. The wreckage of the aircraft was discovered later in a nature reserve. Following the plane crash, a criminal case and investigation were launched.