Khabarovsk: An Antonov-26 plane with six people onboard on Wednesday went missing from the radar in Russia’s Khabarovsk region, the country’s emergency services ministry said in a statement. As per updates, the plane was conducting the flight to test its communication equipment.Also Read - Russian Plane Crashes in Tatarstan Region, 15 Dead
“The An-26 plane with six crew members on board disappeared from radars 38 kilometres [23 miles] south-west of Khabarovsk,” a spokesman for emergency services said. Also Read - Russia Says It’s In Sync with United State, China, Pakistan on Taliban | Details Here
Further reports suggested that a Mi-8 helicopter of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has been sent for a search operation, which is being hampered by poor weather conditions and a lack of daylight. Also Read - Afghanistan Should Not Become Threat To Neighbouring Countries: PM Modi at 13th BRICS Summit
As per preliminary information, the incident may be blamed on bad weather, however, the version of a technical fault of the aircraft is also not excluded.