Local officials said that the Kamchatka Peninsula was searching and rescuing a plane carrying 28 people.
A passenger plane carrying 28 people has left lost According to local media reports, it is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East.
The Russian Ministry of Emergency Affairs stated that the Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop aircraft was lost to air traffic control on the way from the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Parana, a town in northern Kamchatka. contact.
According to the ministry, there were 22 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
Valentina Glazova, a spokesperson for the local traffic prosecutor’s office, told AFP that the “search and rescue work” is in progress.
She said: “All that is known so far is that the communication with this aircraft was interrupted and it did not land.”
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The plane crashed into the sea: report
The Russian RIA news agency reported that the plane crashed into the sea off the Kamchatka Peninsula as it was about to land.
RIA quoted emergency services as saying that several ships were on their way to the crash site.
Local officials among missing persons
The Russian news agency TASS quoted local authorities as saying that the 22 passengers on the plane included Olga Mokhireva, the head of the local government of Parana.
Other reports citing local authorities stated that most of the passengers came from Parana, a population of about 3,000, including three other local government officials.