Plane carrying 28 people missing in eastern Russia

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By Euronews with AFP  •  Updated: 06/07/2021 - 08:24

File photograph  of an AN-26 plane, 1  of which has gone missing successful  Russia's far-east

File photograph of an AN-26 plane, 1 of which has gone missing successful Russia's far-east   -   Copyright  HOANG DINH NAM/AFP

All interaction has been mislaid with a level carrying 28 passengers successful eastbound Russia, Russian quality agencies said connected Tuesday, citing nationalist information services.

The AN-26 craft was flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana connected the Kamchatka peninsula erstwhile it stopped sending retired reconnaissance signals, Interfax and RIA Novosti agencies said.

Among the 28 radical connected committee were six unit members and 1 oregon 2 children, the agencies said.

Two helicopters person been mobilised to hunt for the plane, which assorted sources accidental whitethorn person crashed into the oversea oregon onto the crushed adjacent a ember excavation adjacent Palana.

Russia has agelong suffered from a mediocre estimation for aviation safety, with instances of mediocre method attraction and lax information regulations.

The past superior mishap was successful May 2019 erstwhile a Sukhoi Superjet belonging to the nationalist hose Aeroflot was forced to onshore and caught occurrence connected the runway of a Moscow airport, sidesplitting 41 people.

In February 2018, a Saratov Airlines AN-148 crashed soon aft takeoff adjacent Moscow, sidesplitting each 71 radical connected board. An probe determined that quality mistake was the origin of the accident.

Air transport is besides taxable to often hard flying conditions successful distant areas of the Arctic and the Far East.

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