The Russian passenger airplane has lost its contact on Tuesday in the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s far East region. There were at least 29 passengers on the board, the authorities have confirmed. According to reports, the AN-26 airplane lost contact with the traffic controller and suddenly disappeared from radar while trying to land.
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The An-26 was flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana when it disappeared and failed to land as scheduled, the news agency AFP reported.
The plane was crying 29 people, of which 23 were passengers and 6 were crew members. The local authorities have launched the rescue operation soon after the aircraft disappeared. The report said that at least two helicopters were sent to the rescue operation.
Last week, a Philippines military aircraft had crashed due to engine failure, killing more than 45 people.