Small plane makes emergency landing in Russia, 11 trapped

Russian An-26 plane with the tail number RA-26085 is seen in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia in this undated handout image released by Russia's Emergencies Ministry on July 6, 2021.
PHOTO: Russia's Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters

MOSCOW – A small Russian passenger plane carrying 16 people carried out a hard landing in a forest of southeastern Siberia on Sunday (Sept 12), injuring several people and trapping others inside in an unknown condition, Russian news agencies reported.

11 people were caught in the L-410 aircraft, with five people injured outside, according to Interfax news agency.

According to preliminary reports, there was an equipment failure, which the crew reported before making the emergency landing, Interfax said, citing local emergency services.

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