19 Passengers In Missing Russian Plane Escape Death After Making Emergency Landing In Siberia

Anatoly Prytkov, a pilot of the An-28 plane, which made an emergency landing, helped by his colleagues to exit a helicopter carrying passengers of the An-28 at an airport outside in Tomsk, Russia, Friday, July 16, 2021. Emergency officials say a small Russian passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Siberia after an engine failure. None of the 18 passengers and crew members suffered serious injuries.

LAGOS JULY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Russian plane that disappeared off radar near the Tomsk region of Siberia has been located – and all 19 passengers on board are alive, local officials told Sky News.

The Antonov-28 plane, operated by regional airline SiLA, had made an emergency landing after both engines failed, officials said.

The plane extended its landing gear, but flipped after it made the hard landing, the Associated Press reported. The pilot of the plane suffered a broken leg, but no other passengers were seriously injured, officials said.

The plane was flying from the town of Kedrovy in the Tomsk region to the city of Tomsk when it made the landing, RIA Novosti reported.

A source told Interfax that the flight “stopped communicating” mid-flight and an emergency beacon was later recorded.

The regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Sky News that two helicopters were dispatched to locate the plane, and all 19 passengers were being evacuated.

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