Forced landing of a small plane in Russia: All aboard safe and sound

A small Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing in Siberia on Friday after engine failure, emergency officials said. All of her 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 its stomach.

Emergency officials said the passengers and crew suffered no serious injuries and were being transported by helicopter to the city of Tomsk.

The crew made an emergency landing after one of its two engines failed, according to Russian reports.

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

The plane is owned by local airline Sila and was flying from the town of Kedrovoye to Tomsk.

The flight crew had not reported any problems before the plane disappeared, but the plane’s distress beacon activated during the flight, signaling that the plane had made a forced landing or had gone into overdrive. crushed.

The incident comes 10 days after another Russian plane crashed while preparing to land in bad weather on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, killing all 28 people on board. The investigation into the An-26 plane crash is ongoing.