An An-28 plane was lost in the Khabarovsk region while starting to land inthe Ayan settlement from over the Sea of Okhotsk. As RBC got to know fromthe Russian Emergencies Ministry, two Mi-8 helicopters and another An-28were sent to search for the missing aircraft, which had been flying fromKhabarovsk to Ayan. The last communication session with its crew was at11:58 Moscow time, approximately 12 minutes before the expected time ofarrival in Ayan. According to preliminary data, there were threecrewmembers and 14 passengers on board the plane..
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