Russian firefighting plane disappears in Siberia

July 1, 2016 7:36 AM

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MOSCOW – Russia's Emergencies Ministry says one of its firefighting planes with a crew of 10 has gone missing in Siberia.

The ministry said the Il-76 plane disappeared Friday while on a mission to fight forest fires in the Irkutsk region. It said that seven aircraft have been searching for the plane, which went missing in the Bayandayevsky district near Lake Baikal.

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