DNA samples started to be taken to identify An-148 crash victims rss

12 February 13:36
DNA samples started to be taken to identify An-148 crash victims

A plane owned by the Emergency Ministry with specialized medical crews aboard has landed at the airport in Orsk. The specialists are now taking DNA samples from relatives of the people killed yesterday in a plane crash in Moscow Region. They have already taken 24 samples.

Psychologists of the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Aid arrived in Orsk together with medical workers. They are at the side of the relatives during all stages of investigation in Moscow and Orsk.

Meanwhile rescuers continue search operation at the crash site near the village of Stepanovskoye, in Ramenskoye District.

As of 1 PM Moscow time, they combed 8 sectors (8 ha), found 300 fragments of the plane, 214 fragments of bodies. An item which is possibly a flight data recorder was found in the 18th sector.

1,079 people and 203 units of equipment, including 520 people and 107 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, with 9 UAVs and 20 snowmobiles, are involved in the search operation.

File photo. 

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