Emergency Ministry’s rescuers continue search operation at An-148 plane crash site outside Moscow rss

13 February 09:41
Emergency Ministry’s rescuers continue search operation at An-148 plane crash site outside Moscow

Search operation at the Antonov An-148 plane crash in Ramenskoye District in Moscow Region continued into night with responders working in three shifts following all requirements for search operations.

Rescuers set up light towers so that they could work at night. Over the past 24 hours, they combed 30 ha of the area, found more than 1,400 body parts and almost 500 fragments of the plane. There are roads and airbridges.

DNA samples were taken from 66 relatives of the victims.

An emergency help line continues working, while relatives of the killed are getting consultations and all-round support.

Debris located at a crater caused by the crash is planned to be recovered today. The fragments are going to be lifted by a truck crane and crane-manipulators.

Rescuers are using UAVs, snowmobiles, as well as specialized rescue heavy trucks, truck cranes, excavators and bulldozers.

The operation is conducted in shifts round the clock by responders of the Tsentrospas team, Leader Center, forces and facilities of Ramenskoye, Domodedovo, Orekhovo-Zuyevo fire and rescue brigades and State Small Vessels Inspectorate of the Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Region Directorate, airmobile team of the Reutov specialized fire and rescue station, Noginsk Rescue Center and module group of Mosoblpozhspas.

The responders are living in a camp deployed outside the crash site. Heated tents have everything necessary in them and there are places for an emergency center and for rescuers to have rest.

The responders have everything necessary to carry out search operation and to live in the field.

More than 1,000 people and over 200 units of equipment which are part of the Single State Disaster Management System are now working at the scene. 

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