Latest Breaking News: Antonov-12 a Cargo plane crashed in Kolyma Russia region on Tuesday August 9, 2011, eleven people died in the result of the accident.
The Antonov-12 plane moving nine squads and two passengers as well as 16 tons of food was en route Tuesday from the Far East city of Magadan northwards to the Chukotka peninsula when it disappeared from radars some 300 kilometers, or 190 miles, from its take-off point, the Russian Far East Transport Prosecutor’s Office said on its website.
Source told that the pilots reported a fuel leak and an engine fire to air traffic controllers but didn’t manage to return to the leaving on the airport for an emergency landing and lost announcement.
State-run RIA-Novosti newswire cited witnesses who said they had seen the plane falling to the ground near the village of Omsukchan in the Magadan region.
The Emergency Situations Ministry told Russian state TV that rescue workers were send out to the accident area but the search operation is delayed by thick fog and nighttime. The ministry wouldn’t report the fatalities until the bodies are officially revealed.
The cargo plane was flying to the region of the Chukotka and it was on emergency landing but it vain.