No survivors found in crashed Russian cargo plane

Rescuers in Russia’s Far East have found no survivors in the wreckage of the Antonov An-12 transport plane that crashed on Tuesday, the Russian Air Transport authority Rosaviatsia said on Wednesday.

“Rescuers from an Mi-8 helicopter have found no one alive at the crash site. Wreckage is spread over two kilometers,” Rosaviatsia representative Sergi Izvolsky said.

The aircraft, carrying 11 people and 16 metric tons of food, disappeared from radars some 300 kilometers from its take-off point in the city of Magadan early on Tuesday, shortly after reporting a fuel leak and fire in an engine.

Mil Mi-8 transport helicopters found the crash site 82 kilometers from the village of Omsukchan.

Rosaviatsia confirmed the crashed plane had been found.

The aircraft, which was en route to Chukotka, belonged to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft building plant but was leased to Khabarovsk-based Avis-Amur air carrier.

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