Land and sea search is in progress RussiaThe Far East after losing contact with a plane carrying more than two dozen people.

According to TASS news agency, investigators are trying to find out what happened to Antonov-26, which belongs to the Kamchatka Aviation Company, which flew from Petropavlovsk Kamchatka to Parana.

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency stated that the twin-engine turboprop aircraft disappeared from the radar when the weather conditions were bad when it landed.

According to preliminary data, there were 29 people on board — 23 passengers and 6 crew members — and the source told Interfax that the plane might have crashed into the Sea of ​​Okhotsk or a coal mine near the destination. The passenger list shows a total of 28 people.

According to agency reports, a helicopter will search the area at sea and on land until night falls, and the Russian Pacific Fleet said it has also deployed an IL-38 anti-submarine aircraft to join the search.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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