Summary of 13 February


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 13.02.2018

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. Residences of all the passengers and crew members were found out.

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.

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.

Interagency emergency operations centers which include 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 at Orsk Airport headed by governor of Orenburg Region and at Domodedovo Airport in cooperation with representatives of the airport, psychologists and EMTs.

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.

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

Over the past 24 hours:

The planned area of search was examined and enlarged up to 30 ha (29 sectors), two flight data recorders were found (passed over to the Interstate Aviation Committee), 499 fragments of plane and body parts were found;

DNA samples were taken from 66 relatives of the crash victims in 6 regions of Russia;

A special heated site for collecting debris was cleared and prepared;

An Emergency Ministry’s Sukhoi Superjet-100 delivered an interagency task force to Orsk;

More than 270 beds in 4 hotels in Moscow and Moscow Region were booked and prepared for accommodating relatives of the killed, 6 people were accommodated;

Consulting centers were set up to explain to victims’ relatives about compensations and insurance payouts (60 people were consulted);

Emergency help line (8-800-775-17-17) set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Center received 282 calls.

Operations planned for 13 February 2018:

The search operation is going to be continued:

DNA samples are going to be taken from 5 relatives of the crash victims;

Debris are going to be sent to Zhukovsky airfield for investigation;

The help line, Emergency Ministry’s psychologists, consulting centers are going to continue operation, all-round help and support is going to be provided to relatives of the killed.

1,136 people and 204 units of equipment, including 534 people and 108 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, with 9 UAVs and 20 snowmobiles among them, are involved in the search operation.

Emergency situations over past 24 hours

Helicopter crash in Toms Region

A crash site of a Mil Mi-8 helicopter which was carrying out medical evacuation from meteorological station Prokhorkino to the settlement of Aleksandrovskoye and had failed to get into contact, was found at 1:28 PM on 12 February 2018, 42 km southeast of the settlement of Aleksandrovskoye, Aleksandrovskoe District.

There were 6 people aboard. There are victims. There are no victims or damages on the ground.

60 people and 9 units of equipment, including 39 people and 4 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry were deployed to deal with the crash.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 279 fires, including 206 of them in residential areas. 120 people have been affected, 93 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.

1 person was affected.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 1 explosive device.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 185 times to respond totraffic accidents.

233 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 138 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 16 times. Psychological has been provided on 99 occasions.