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Plane with 28 people on board reportedly missing in Russia's far eastern peninsula

By sbs , in World News , at July 6, 2021 Tags: , ,


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The An-26 was flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana in the Kamchatka Peninsula when it did not make a scheduled call-in, news agencies quoted local officials as saying.

Contact has been lost with a passenger plane carrying 28 people in Russia’s Far East, news agencies cited emergency services as saying on Tuesday.

The An-26 was flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana in the Kamchatka Peninsula when it did not make a scheduled call-in, the Interfax, RIA Novosti and TASS agencies quoted local officials as saying.

Russia, once notorious for plane accidents, has improved its air traffic safety record in recent years.  

But poor aircraft maintenance and lax safety standards still persist, and the country has seen several deadly air accidents in recent years. 



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