A Russian passenger aircraft with 17 individuals on board went lacking Friday throughout a flight in Siberia.
The regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry mentioned the An-28 aircraft disappeared within the Tomsk area in western Siberia.
The emergencies workplace mentioned the plan carried 14 passengers, together with 4 youngsters, and three crew members.
A search effort involving a number of helicopters is below manner, officers mentioned.
The An-28 is a small short-range, Soviet-designed turboprop utilized by many small carriers throughout Russia and another international locations.
The aircraft that went lacking belonged to the native Sila airline and was flying from the city of Kedrovoye to town of Tomsk.
The flight crew hadn’t reported any issues earlier than the aircraft disappeared, officers mentioned.
However the aircraft’s emergency beacon activated, signaling that the plane had a compelled touchdown or crashed.
The aircraft’s disappearance comes 10 days after one other Russian aircraft crashed whereas making ready to land in dangerous climate on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, killing all 28 individuals on board. The investigation into the crash of the An-26 aircraft is ongoing.