The plane had been carrying 22 passengers and six crew members on board when it crashed in the far east of Russia.
Search teams have found wreckage of the An-26 passenger plane that had been carrying 28 people on board when it disappeared earlier Tuesday in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula, according to Russia’s aviation agency.
“Rescuers found the wreckage of the aircraft. Given the geographic features of the landscape, rescue operations are difficult,” the aviation agency said in an emailed statement, adding that the debris was found along the region’s Pacific coast.
Earlier, Helicopters, a maritime patrol aircraft and several ships were deployed in the search with a focus on the Okhotsk Sea.