OREANDA-NEWS. The ground group of rescuers has not yet reached the crash site of the An-26 aircraft in the Khabarovsk Territory, it takes about three to four hours to go, the press service of the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation told RIA Novosti.

"The group is on its way, has not yet reached the crash site ... We still have to climb the road to the top of the mountain. From there, there is still a part of the way through the dense taiga. The employees have been walking for several hours, and it still takes at least three hours to reach the crash site with the best There are more than 40 people in the group, "the agency's interlocutor said.

Another interlocutor of the agency at the GUMChS suggested that it would be "at least four hours" to go.

According to the Federal Emergencies Ministry of Russia, the plane crashed in a hard-to-reach area, near the Khrebtovo mountain, where "it is impossible for an aircraft to land, and it is also impossible to drop rescuers."

The fate of the crew is unknown. One of the interlocutors of the agency in the head office noted that it would be possible to say unequivocally that all the crew members did not survive, it would be possible only after the area was examined by specialists.

"The assumption can be made that everyone died, but we cannot confirm," he explained.

The plane disappeared from radar on Wednesday, September 22, 38 kilometers from the airport of the city of Khabarovsk, presumably in the area of ​​the Khekhtsir nature reserve. According to preliminary data, there were six flight personnel on board. The board made a technical flight.

The emergency services of RIA Novosti previously said that the cause of the emergency was most likely bad weather.