An aircraft, IIyushin II-18, with 39 people on board, 32 passengers and 7 crew members, has crashed in Bulunsky of Yakutia, Siberia.
“The Il-18 plane, which flew from the Koltsovo airport in Yekaterinburg, on Monday, December 19, crashed 27 kilometers from the Tiksi village,” a source told Tass, a Russian news agency.
Yakutia’s government confirmed the crash and told the rescue and search options are going on.
A team of 100 servicemen and two Mi-8 helicopters are working at the IIyushin II-18 emergency site.
“The search and rescue operation involves about 100 servicemen and two Mi-8 helicopters from the Tiksi airbase. The crash landing site has been found, it is located some 30 kilometers from the village of Tiksi.” reported the sources.
The survivors in the emergency landing have been taken to a local hospital in Tiksi village.
The sources told, “The survivors in the plane’s crash that occurred at 12:07 local time some 27 km from the Tiksi village have been taken to a regional hospital of the village.”
Out of 41 people on board, three suffered serious injuries and in critical condition, all three of them are crew members, while 13 have sustained medium severity injuries and rest of the passengers are going through medical examination.