Plane apparently crashes in Russia; 28 aboard feared dead
MOSCOW (AP) — A plane carrying 28 people has apparently crashed as it came in for a landing in bad weather in Russia’s Far East. Everyone aboard was feared dead.
Officials said the Antonov An-26 plane was on approach Tuesday for a landing in fog and clouds when it missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar.
It was heading to the airport in the town of Palana.
Russia’s state aviation agency said that parts of the plane were found about 3 miles from the airport’s runway, near the coast line.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet told news agencies that part of the fuselage was found on the side of a mountain and another part was floating in the Okhotsk Sea.
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