An An-2 aircraft with six people on board disappeared on Sunday afternoon after taking off from a city in the Russian Republic of Buryatia in southern Siberia.
“On July 19 at 8:21 p.m. Moscow time, we received notice … that communication with the Phoenix 71276 aircraft registration number 2 with 6 people on board was not established at the scheduled time, including two crew members and four passengers, “the regional delegation from the emergency ministry reported to the Sputnik news agency.
The plane took off from the city of Kiren and the exact route is unknown. According to the first information, he carried out a fumigation flight without permission.
According to the coordination center for aircraft search, the aircraft could be found in the neighboring province of Irkutsk. The search involves two planes, one of which took off from Kiren and the other from Irkutsk Airport.