Moscow (Russia) | Jagran News Desk: Russia on Friday said that its Antonov AN-28 passenger plane carrying 19 passengers and crew members was forced to make an emergency landing in Siberia after an engine failure. It said that all passengers and crew members survived.

Soon after the An-28 plane disappeared in the Tomsk region in western Siberia, rescue helicopters spotted it lying in a field on its belly.

Emergency officials said that the passengers and crew did not sustain any serious injuries and were being flown by helicopters to the city of Tomsk.

The crew made an emergency landing after one of its two engines failed, Russian news reports said.

The An-28 is a small short-range, Soviet-designed turboprop used by many small carriers across Russia and some other countries.

The plane belongs to the local Sila airline and was flying from the town of Kedrovoye to Tomsk.

The flight crew hadn't reported any problems before the plane disappeared, but the plane's emergency beacon activated during the flight, signaling that the aircraft had made a forced landing or crashed.

Two weeks ago, a similar Antonov AN-26 aircraft crashed into a cliff in poor visibility conditions on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia, killing all 28 people on board.

In 2021, an AN-28 plane crashed into the Kamchatka forest, killing 10 people. Investigators had said that both pilots were drunk at the time of the crash.

Posted By: Subaashish Dutta