Summary of 12 February


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 12.02.2018

Plane crash in Moscow Region

An Antonov An-148 plane travelling from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to Orsk crashed at 2:28 PM on 11 February 2018 200 meters north of the village of Stepanovskoye, Ramenskoye District. The plane was carrying 71 people, including 65 passengers and 6 crew members.

The Emergency Ministry’s Crisis Management Center, Central Regional Center, Directorates in Moscow Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region and Orenburg Region, Tsentrospas team, Leader Center, Ruza Control Unit and Noginsk Rescue Center are operating under the state of emergency.

Debris and a flight data recorder of the plane have been found within an area of over 1 km.

SAR operations are conducted at the crash site round the clock by responders of the Tsentrospas team, Leader Center, divisions of the Ramenskoye and Domodedovo fire and rescue forces, Ruza Control Unit, Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Region Directorate and Noginsk Rescue Center. EMTs and medical workers of the All-Russian Disaster Medicine Center Zashchita are involved.

Mil Mi-8 helicopters provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry and Russian Federal Agency of Air Transport Rosaviatsia are operating at the crash site. The Orenburg Region interagency emergency operations center headed by the governor has been delivered by an Emergency Ministry’s Mi-8 helicopter to the city of Orsk to provide all necessary aid to the relatives of the killed.

An interagency emergency operations center which includes representatives of the Russian Emergency Ministry, Investigative Committee, Interstate Aviation Committee, Ministry of Transport, Interior Ministry, Russian Guard, Healthcare Ministry, Rosaviatsia, All-Russian Disaster Medicine Center Zashchita, Russian Weather Service and Ministry of Labor is operating in the settlement of Nikitskoye, Ramenskoye District. Emergency operations centers are operating at Airports of Domodedovo and Orsk in cooperation with representatives of the airport, psychologists, EMTs and Zashchita Center.

Emergency Minister Vladimir Puchkov has held meetings of the Governmental Commission’s working group, including from the crash site, to set up tasks regarding SAR efforts, provision of all-round assistance to victims’ families.

The National Crisis Management Center keeps on working with the Russian Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions of Switzerland and Azerbaijan in Russia.

An emergency help line has been opened at the National Crisis Management Center (8-800-775-17-17).

The rescue operation was finished at 12:30 Am on 12 February 2018, while the search operation is ongoing.

A Sukhoi Superjet-100 of the Russian Emergency Ministry is planned to take off on 12 February to deliver to the towns of Orsk and Saransk an interagency task force of representatives of the Emergency Ministry, Investigative Committee, Ministry of Labor, Healthcare Ministry and Ministry of Finance.

779 people and 175 units of equipment, including 520 people and 107 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, with 9 UAVs and 20 snowmobiles among them, are involved in the search operation.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 359 fires, including 281 of them in residential areas. 85 people have been affected, 60 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Accidents on bodies of water

Rescue divisions responded to 1 accident.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 169 times to respond totraffic accidents.

231 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 142 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Situation at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions

There have been no accidents at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions. Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities once.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 9 times. Psychological has been provided on 68 occasions.