Vladivostok - The An-28 plane that crashed on the Kamchatka Peninsula in poor weather conditions had been flying at a low altitude and it was too late when the pilots caught sight of the trees, Vladimir Shabalkov, a surviving An-28 passenger and chief of the firefighting brigade in the town of Palana, told reporters on Thursday.
"The altitude was low. A minute - and we saw trees beneath us. The pilots pulled the planed up sharply and we grazed the tops of the trees and crashed into the hill," he said.
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