MOSCOW (AP) – A small Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing in Siberia on Friday after an engine failure, emergency officials said. All of its 19 passengers and crew survived.
Shortly after the disappearance of the An-28 in the Tomsk region in western Siberia, rescue helicopters discovered it lying on its stomach in a field.
The passengers and crew did not suffer any serious injuries and were flown to the city of Tomsk by helicopter, the rescue workers said.
The crew made an emergency landing after one of their two engines failed, Russian news reports said.
The An-28 is a small, short-range turboprop, turboprop, used by many small aircraft carriers in Russia and a few other countries.
The plane belongs to the local airline Sila and flew from the city of Kedrovoye to Tomsk.
The flight crew had reported no problems prior to the aircraft’s disappearance, but the aircraft’s distress signal was activated during the flight, signaling that the aircraft had made an emergency landing or a crash.
The incident comes 10 days after the crash of another Russian plane aiming to land on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Far East Russia in bad weather, killing all 28 people on board. The investigation into the crash of the An-26 aircraft is ongoing.
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