A plane with 28 people on board crashed into the sea on Tuesday (6) off the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia as it prepared to land, the news agency reported RIA.
The plane, an Antonov An-26 turboprop twin engine, was on its way from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in northern Kamchatka, when it lost contact with air traffic control, the ministry said. Russian Emergency.
Several ships are said to be en route to the crash site, the RIA said, citing emergency services.
There were 22 passengers and six crew on board. The mayor of the village, Olga Mokhireva, was among the passengers, local authorities said according to TASS news agency.
The weather in the area was cloudy, according to the local weather center.
Russia, known for its aviation accidents, has improved air traffic safety in recent years.
But maintenance and safety standards are still lacking, which is why the country has experienced several serious air accidents recently.
The latest happened in May 2019, when a Sukhoi Superjet of Russian airline Aeroflot crashed on landing and caught fire on a runway at Moscow airport, killing 41 people.
Flying in Russia can also be dangerous in large, remote areas with harsh weather conditions like the Arctic and the Far East.
Flying in Russia can also be dangerous in large isolated areas of the country with difficult weather conditions, such as the Arctic and the Far East.
On Sunday (4), a military plane crashed in the southern Philippines and left at least 47 dead and dozens injured, according to the local government. The accident occurred after the aircraft lost control during landing.