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Miracle as all 43 survive air horror which kills pilot and technician as plane veers off runway

By The Siberian Times reporter
27 June 2019

Angara Airlines An-24 loses one engine then hits sewage treatment works and bursts into flames after crew lost control.

The Antonov turboprop plane on a scheduled passenger service sought an emergency landing after losing one engine. 

Nineteen passengers were hospitalised in today’s plane horror at Nizhneangarsk in the Siberian republic of Buryatia.

The Antonov turboprop plane on a scheduled passenger service sought an emergency landing after losing one engine. 

Horrifying video footage shows it appear to touch down normally, before veering off the runway with a bump, and crashing into a building reported to be a sewage treatment plant. 

All passengers and the two cabin attendants exited the plane despite ‘jostling’ to flee the burning aircraft.

One pilot Vladimir Kolomin and a technician Oleg Bardanov in the cockpit were killed by the impact with the building.

Both were aged 57.

The plane was flying from regional capital Ulan-Ude to the city of Irkutsk via Nizhneangarsk.

One video filmed by a passenger records screams as the An-24 smashes into the building after coming off the tarmac onto grass. 

Pilot Vladimir Kolomin


Technician Oleg Bardanov

One pilot Vladimir Kolomin (top) and a technician Oleg Bardanov (bottom) in the cockpit were killed by the impact with the building.

Contrary to earlier reports co-pilot Sergey Sazonov survived as did stewardess Elena Laputskaya .

Several children were among those to escaped the burning flame including one baby, according to survivors. 

Minutes after the crash, the passenger cabin was entirely gutted. 

A spokesman for the regional government said: ‘A passenger plane conducted an emergency landing.

‘As a result, two pilots died. The passengers are alive.’

The approach and touch down during the emergency landing seems normal. 

But the pilot appears unable to slow the plane and it suddenly veers off the runway. 

The video records the appalling moment of impact with the building as the fuselage is crushed. 

Plane crash


Plane crash


Plane crash


Plane crash


Plane crash

Nineteen passengers were hospitalised in today’s plane horror at Nizhneangarsk in the Siberian republic of Buryatia.

Other videos show flames and toxic smoke pouring from the aircraft.

A male passenger said there was ‘jostling as passengers scrambled to get off the packed and burning An-24. 

There had been no warning from the crew about an emergency landing, said the unnamed man. 

‘We just started landing…we were not warned that there was an emergency landing,” he said. 

Firefighting


Firefighting


Firefighting


Firefighting


Firefighting

There had been no warning from the crew about an emergency landing, said the unnamed man. Pictures: EMERCON, Alexey Fishev

The plane veered off the runway, bumped, went around 100 metres on grass and crashed and caught fire, he said. 

‘Then we started pulling people out,’ he said.

‘First we jostled. It was was already hot…smoke and flames. 

‘Those who first got out, they began to help the others. 

‘We began to climb out one by one.

‘I got scratched and bruised my pelvis.’

There were no cabin crew to help - possibly because the stewardess was injured.

Comments (2)

some people are already trying to make money. - there was no warning about an emergency landing -. there WAS no emergency landing. - no crew was here to help us - when the one poor Stewardess was injured herself, what was she supposed to do? - i got scratched and bruised my pelvis- .she should be thankful that she is alive...
MORAK Benedikjt, Moscow
28/06/2019 18:28
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I'm glad most survived and sad for the pilot an technician . R.I.P. to those men.
Alan C Hertzberg, New York Unites States
28/06/2019 06:01
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