Russian An-26 plane with 6 on board disappears from Radar

TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – An Antonov-26 plane with six people on board has disappeared from radar in Russia's Khabarovsk region, according to the nation's emergency services ministry.

"The An-26 plane with six crew members on board disappeared from radars 38 kilometres [23 miles] south-west of Khabarovsk," a spokesman for emergency services said, Sputnik reported.

The plane was conducting the flight to test its communication equipment.

A Mi-8 helicopter of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has been sent for a search operation, which is being hampered by poor weather conditions and a lack of daylight.

According to preliminary information, the incident may be blamed on bad weather, the spokesman added.

ZZ/SPUTNIK

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