For the third time in less than than a week we are reporting about a plane going down.
Two days ago 52 people died when a plane in the Philippines went down and now a Russian passenger plane has gone missing with 29 people on board.
According to air traffic controllers the plane is no longer on their radar system and all evidence leads to the plane crashing in the Kamchatka peninsula.
Meteorologists believe the crash was due to the cloudy conditions but other factors could’ve been in play too.
Russian passenger plane goes missing with 28 people on board https://t.co/4xyRfhIu9t
— The Independent (@Independent) July 6, 2021
Missing Russian plane with at least 28 aboard sparks land and sea search
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 6, 2021
The Associated Press covered the story and released these details:
A plane with 28 people on board went missing in the Russian Far East region of Kamchatka on Tuesday, local officials said.
An Antonov An-26 plane with 22 passengers and six crew members, flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana, missed a scheduled communication, local emergency officials said. The plane also disappeared from radar, the local transport ministry.
The plane belonged to a company called Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise. The plane has been in operation since 1982, Russian state news agency Tass reported. The company’s director, Alexei Khabarov, told the Interfax news agency that the plane was technically sound.
An investigation has been launched, and a search mission is underway. Two helicopters and an airplane have been deployed to inspect the missing plane’s route, local officials said.
A Russian plane carrying at least 28 passengers goes missinghttps://t.co/rMsyVMbuC2
— Zee News English (@ZeeNewsEnglish) July 6, 2021
Fox News got the scoop too:
Local officials say a plane with 28 people on board has gone missing in the Russian Far East region of Kamchatka on Tuesday.
The emergency officials say the An-26 plane with 22 passengers and 6 crew missed a scheduled communication while it was flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana.
According to the local transport ministry, it also disappeared from radar. An investigation has been launched, and a search mission is underway. Two helicopters and an airplane have been deployed to inspect the missing plane’s route, local officials said.
The story is still currently underdevelopment.