Detectives, Interstate Aviation Committee specialists examine An-28 crash scene in Kamchatka

Detectives and Interstate Aviation Committee specialists are examining the Antonov An-28 crash scene in the Kamchatka territory, the Far Eastern transport police department of the Russian Investigative Committee reported on Thursday.

"Material evidence will be collected to expose the cause of the air crash," it said.

The An-28 jetliner crashed in flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana on Wednesday. Ten people, including two crewmembers, a four-year-old girl and a citizen of Belarus born in 1977, died. Four passengers were injured, among them a 13-year-old teenager.

September 13 was declared the day of mourning for the crash victims.

A criminal case was opened on the counts of air traffic violation. A technical defect, bad weather and a piloting mistake are possible theories.

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