Small plane makes forced landing in Russia

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A small Russian airliner made an emergency landing in Siberia on Friday after an engine failure, rescue officials said. All of its 19 passengers and crew survived.

Shortly after the An-28 plane went missing in the Tomsk region of western Siberia, rescue helicopters spotted it lying in a field on his stomach.

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Rescue officials said the passengers and crew suffered no serious injuries and were flown by helicopter to the city of Tomsk.

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The crew made an emergency landing after one of its two engines failed, Russian media reported.

The An-28 is a small, short-range, Soviet-designed turboprop engine used by many small carriers across Russia and some other countries.

The plane is owned by the local Sila airline and flew from the city of Kedrovoye to Tomsk.

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The flight crew had not reported any problems before the aircraft disappeared, but the aircraft’s emergency beacon activated during the flight, signaling that the aircraft had made a forced landing or had failed. crushed.

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The incident comes 10 days after another Russian plane crashed as it prepared to land in inclement weather on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, killing all 28 people on board. The investigation into the crash of the An-26 plane is ongoing.

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