The Czech-made twin-engine L-410 Turbolet plane, owned by regional carrier Khabarovsk Airlines, crashed while trying to land at a small airport near the town of Nelkan. It was on was on a regular flight to Nelkan from Khabarovsk.
The Investigative Committee said two crew and four passengers died. A three year old girl survived the crash with non-life threatening injuries, including fractures and a concussion. She was airborne to Khabarovsk for treatment.
Regional governor, Vyacheslav Shport, said the girls’ parents weren’t on the flight, adding that she was heading to visit her grandmother and was accompanied by a teacher. The regional authorities announced November 16 as a day of mourning for the victims.