A Russian plane crashed killing 28 people: What you need to know
A passenger plane with 28 people on board crashed in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula on Tuesday.
There were 22 passengers and 6 crew members onboard the plane. It is reported that no person survived the crash.
The AN-26 aircraft lost its contact with air traffic control shortly before it was due to land, in the north of the remote Kamchatka peninsula.
The plane was flying from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana when it missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from the Radar.
The wreckage of the plane was found 4 to 5 kilometers from the Palana airport runway.
Citing an unnamed source in the emergency services, Russian State Media TASS reported that the plane was believed to have collided with a hill near the village of Palana and that debris had been found in the Sea of Okhotsk. No survivors have been found, the source added.
“The weather was cloudy and the crash may have happened due to a piloting error in poor visibility”, one such source attributed to the emergency services, told to the local news agency.
Olga Mokhireva, the head of the local government of Plana was also in the plane. An investigation has been launched into the incident.
This is the second incident of a plane crash within three days. A day ago, a Philippines military aircraft was crashed killing 50 people.