Aftermath video footage of Russian plane that crashed into a cliff killing 28.
VIDEOKINGS — Video footage shows a scorched cliff face where a Russian plane crashed on Tuesday, July 6, while making its second approach to land during poor weather — killing all 28 people on board.
The An-26 plane had been flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana on the Okhotsk Sea coast, missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar screens while on an approach for landing.
Citing sources, Interfax reported that the plane was thought to have crashed into a cliff as it was preparing to land in poor visibility conditions.
Russia’s civil aviation authority confirmed that the plane’s crash site had been found after the emergencies ministry dispatched a helicopter and had deployed teams on the ground to look for the missing aircraft.