Another Antonov Crashes in Siberia

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Sayanian Cedar Antonov 2 en route fron Petropavlovka to Toora-Kem
Where: Tuva, Russia
When: August 22, 2011
Who: 9 aboard, 1 fatality
Why: The Antonov 2 owned by a logging company made a hard landing in the Todzhi district of Tuva. The plane was on the way to Toora-Kem when it ended up on the island near the Choigan-Hol Lake.

Passengers were reported to be fishermen en route to fishing sites. One passenger was killed in the crash. A Mi-8 chopper with a 3-person rescue crew was sent to the area.

The injured were transported to area hospitals.

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