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Russian military plane crashes, six confirmed dead

Russian Emergencies Ministry have confirmed on Thursday, that six people were dead in a An-26 Russian military transport aircraft crash.

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The plane lost contact some 38 km away from a military airport in the Khabarovsk Region, far east Russia on Wednesday evening.

The source said, none of the crew on board the aircraft survived as debris from the plane was spotted earlier by rescuers near the city of Khabarovsk.

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Regional rescuers were currently approaching the crash site and they had spent several hours, trying to find the location in strong winds.

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The flight was on a mission to check ground-based radio technical support.

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Written by Ishaq Olakunle

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