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Passenger Plane Goes Missing in Russia

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A passenger plane with at least 30 people on board goes missing in Russia’s Far East region, news agency Reuters reported.

The plane flew from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana before losing contact with air traffic control while attempting to land.

At least 30 people were on board, including six crew members and two children.

A search has been launched, and rescue workers are on standby, the sources added.

It is unclear at this time what happened as early reports are conflicting.

The incident comes only two days after a Philippine air force aircraft crashed on a southern island on July 4, killing 50 people.

The July 4 crash is the worst air disaster for the Asian country in nearly three decades.

Once known for aircraft-related accidents, Russia has improved its air traffic safety records in the past few years.

However, poor maintenance of air crafts and a low level of safety standards still prevail.

Flying is also dangerous in the country’s isolated regions with challenging weather conditions.

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