Russian An-124 with the technique to search for the submarine landed in Argentina

© AP Photo / Argentina NavyПодводная boat San Juan Navy of ArgentinaRussian An-124 with the technique to search for the submarine landed in Argentina© AP Photo / Argentina Navy

Russian transport aircraft an-124, sent to Argentina to help search for the missing submarine «San Jose», landed in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, told RIA Novosti coordinator of the logistics operation on search of the submarine Ruben Palonek. The defense Ministry confirmed the arrival of the aircraft.

«I’m looking for a landing An-124, just arrived, hasn’t stopped yet, we understand (aircraft — ed.) is going to leave part of the cargo in Comodoro Rivadavia, but this is not confirmed,» said Palonek.

Earlier it was reported that the An-124 landed on Friday evening local time (Saturday morning GMT) in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia and from there will head to Ushuaia. After a few days in Argentina will arrive Oceanographic research vessel «Yantar» of the Russian Navy.

The underwater ship of the Navy of Argentina «San Juan» has ceased to leave on communication, November 15 at the transition from the naval base Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. At the time of last communication with submarines reported the accident. On Board the submarine in the sea left 44 people, including the first ever Argentinean woman-submariner Eliana Maria Krawczyk.

The representative of the Navy of Argentina Enrique Balbi said Thursday that there is information about a single explosion that may be associated with the disappearance of the submarine «San Juan».

Earlier Friday, the Russian defense Ministry reported that a group of specialists of the Navy of Russia flew to Argentina to participate in the search of the submarine «San Juan». The group consisted of the commander and operators of the remotely operated underwater vehicle «Pantera plus», the divers-glubokovodnye and a diving doctor. Senior groups of the Russian military rescuers appointed head of the Institute of rescue and undersea technologies for Military training and research center of the Navy Sergey Bashmakov.

Also in the area of search operations, redirected Oceanographic research vessel «Yantar» of the Russian Navy is equipped with two deep-water submersibles, allowing the survey to a depth of 6 kilometers.

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