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Russian airplane with 28 people on board goes missing in Russia's far east

Reuters MOSCOW | Updated on July 06, 2021

The plane, en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana, lost contact with air traffic control

A Russian AN-26 airplane with 28 people on board has gone missing in the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east, the country's emergencies ministry said on Tuesday.

The plane, en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana in the northern part of the peninsula, lost contact with air traffic control during the flight, the ministry said.

It said search and rescue teams were on their way to thea rea. There were 22 passengers and six crew members on board,the ministry said.

Interfax news agency quoted the local meteorology centre as saying that weather in the area was cloudy

Published on July 06, 2021

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