Russian Plane Goes Missing With 17 Passengers In Siberia
Local news agencies in Russia have reported that a Russian An-28 passenger plane with 17 people on board went missing Friday on a flight in the Siberian region of Tomsk.
The RIA Novosti, TASS and Interfax news agencies revealed that the plane had disappeared from radars with 17 people on board.
Interfax and TASS had earlier said there were 13 people on board.
Interfax said the plane had been carrying out a flight for regional airline Siberian Light Aviation and was due to land in the regional capital Tomsk.
Russian Plane Goes Missing
The reports said the plane’s emergency beacon had been activated and that a search was underway.
The incident comes after an An-26 plane crashed earlier this month in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, killing all 28 people on board.
Antonov planes were manufactured during the Soviet era and are still used throughout the former USSR for civilian and military transport. They have been involved in a number of accidents in recent years.