The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has deployed nine UAVs to examine the Antonov An-148 plane crash site in Ramenskoye District.
The drones are examining the crash site to identify main places for search operations. The Ministry has also provided 20 snow mobiles for investigators and experts of the Interstate Aviation Committee. The search area was divided into squares which are now being combed by rescue crews.
Following an order of the Emergency Minister, a Ministry’s plane with an interagency task force aboard took off at 8 AM from Moscow to Orenburg Region, the place where the crashed flight was destined. The task force includes representatives of the Emergency Ministry, Investigative Committee, Ministry of Labor and Healthcare Ministry. In Orsk, the specialists are going to take DNA samples from families of the killed to run DNA tests in Moscow.
The search operation at the crash site is being run by specialists of the Tsentrospas team, Leader Center, forces and facilities of the Ramenskoye and Domodedovo fire and rescue departments of the Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Region Directorate and Noginsk Rescue Center. The rescuers are working in shifts round the clock.
780 people and 175 units of equipment are now involved in the efforts.
Emergency Ministry’s 9 drones working at An-148 crash site in Moscow Region