"According to preliminary information, all those on board An-26 that crashed in Kamchatka, have died. No one survived," a source in the emergency services said.
The wreckage was found on the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk. They were seen by rescuers from a helicopter four kilometers from the town of Palana. Judging by the location of the wreckage, the plane could have crashed into a cliff.
However, the exact cause of the crash has not yet been established.
Earlier, it was reported that the communication with An-26 aircraft with 29 people on board was lost in Russia's Kamchatka.
The An-26 disappeared from radar screens about 10 minutes before landing in the town of Palana. The crew was supposed to land at 05:50 Moscow time but did not get in touch.
At 5:55 Moscow time, an alarm was sounded at Palana Airport, and a search and rescue operation began.
In connection with the disappearance of the aircraft, a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code ("Violation of traffic safety rules and operation of air transport") was open. The prosecutor's office initiated the investigation.