A plane with 28 people disappear in the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka


An An-26 aircraft of the Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise company with 28 people on board could have fallen into the Okhotsk Sea this Tuesday when trying to land in the town of Palana on Shelekhov Bay on the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, according to the Interfax agency. . According to preliminary data, among the versions of what happened, poor visibility and equipment failures, as well as a pilot error, are considered.

This Tuesday, the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation reported that a passenger plane flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana disappeared from the radar and lost contact with control.

An investigation has been opened and an emergency headquarters have been created in the government of Kamchatka, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Special Programs of the Kamchatka Territory, Alexander Zabolichenko.

Rescuers are searching for the plane both by sea and by land, said Dmitry Chernykh, CEO of Vityaz-Aero airline. A helicopter from his company participates in the search operation. According to Chernykh, the territory will be surveyed until dark.