Nineteen bodies have been found following a plane crash in a remote area of far-eastern Russia, authorities have said.
The Antonov An-26 aircraft carrying 28 people crashed on Tuesday near its destination town of Palana in the region of Kamchatka.
The plane missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar during its flight from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and its wreckage was later found on a coastal cliffside and in the sea.
A search and rescue operation began on Tuesday but was suspended until Wednesday morning as the crash site became too difficult to see in the dark.
The emergency ministry in Russia said the remains of 19 victims have been found so far, and one of them has been identified.
Russian media reported on Tuesday that none of the six crew members or 22…