Plane Crash Survivor Dies

Police Colonel Sergei Isakov, the only passenger to survive a plane crash in the Krasnoyarsk region this week, died in the hospital Wednesday of his injuries, which included broken bones and burns to 80 percent of his body, Interfax reported.

Isakov’s death brought the death toll in the accident, which happened in the Arctic town of Igarka early Tuesday, to 12. Three of four crew members of the An-24 twin turboprop survived but remain hospitalized.

Investigators have not said what caused the crash. The plane went down 700 meters short of the runway while trying to land in thick fog. 

(MT)


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