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IL-76 aircraft carrying 11 people goes missing in Russia's Irkutsk region

(Xinhua)    15:41, July 01, 2016

MOSCOW, July 1 -- An IL-76 aircraft carrying some 11 people and conducting a rescue mission in territories affected by forest fire in Russia's Irkutsk region went missing, Russian news agency Sputnik reported Friday.

The aircraft failed to report back as scheduled, the news agency cited local emergency services sources as saying. "The aircraft with rescuers on board should have made contact at 6:30 local time (0330 GMT)"

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