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Mi-8 helicopters and An-12 and An-26 airplanes of the Central Military District (Central Military District) flew from operational airfields to the place of the alleged landing of the Soyuz MS-11 capsule in the Kazakhstan steppe.

The landing of the Soyuz MS-11 descent vehicle is scheduled for June 25. Cosmonaut of Roscosmos Oleg Kononenko with astronauts Ann McClain (NASA) and David Saint-Jacques (Canadian Space Agency) will return to Earth.

Two Mi-8 helicopters took off from the Baikonur airfield, two from Karaganda and eight from Zhezkazgan airport. Also, two An-12 and one An-26 aircraft flew from Zhezkazgan. Helicopters will deliver the medical team and the necessary equipment to the area of ​​the proposed landing in 140 km south-east of the city of Zhezkazgan. The coordinates of the capsule were transmitted by the An-26 aircraft, which detected the signals of radio beacons installed on the descent vehicle.

Earlier it was reported that about 200 military personnel of the district, 12 Mi-8 helicopters, four aircraft (An-12 and An-26) and 20 units of vehicles, including six search and evacuation vehicles of increased cross-country capability, take part in search and rescue support.

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