Contact Lost With An-26 Aircraft With 28 People on Board in Russian Far East

An undated pic of a Russian An-26 plane in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky [File: Russia's Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters]
Russian An-26 plane with the tail number RA-26085 is seen in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia in this undated handout image released by Russia's Emergencies Ministry on July 6, 2021. Russia's Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Contact was lost with an An-26 aircraft in Russia’s Far East that was carrying 28 people, the regional department of the Emergencies Ministry told Sputnik.

“In the afternoon of July 6, the duty shift of the crisis management center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Main Directorate in the Kamchatka Territory received information that the An-26 aircraft, on a passenger flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, did not get in touch at the specified time. According to preliminary data, there are 22 passengers on board the plane, including one child and 6 crew members,” the ministry said.

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