Russian plane missing: 28 people believed on board

The An-26 plane with 22 passengers and 6 crew missed a scheduled communication

MOSCOW--  Local officials say a plane with 28 people on board has gone missing in the Russian Far East region of Kamchatka on Tuesday. 

The emergency officials say the An-26 plane with 22 passengers and 6 crew missed a scheduled communication while it was flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana. 

FILE 2018: An Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft during exercises held by the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army of the Russian Southern Military District. A similar passenger plane is reportedly missing. Photo by Valery Matytsin TASS via Getty Images)

FILE 2018: An Antonov An-26 military transport aircraft during exercises held by the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army of the Russian Southern Military District. A similar passenger plane is reportedly missing. Photo by Valery Matytsin TASS via Getty Images)

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According to the local transport ministry, it also disappeared from radar. An investigation has been launched, and a search mission is underway. Two helicopters and an airplane have been deployed to inspect the missing plane's route, local officials said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.