: AFP: Russia finds remains of crashed firefighter plane, no survivors

18:11 Jul. 3, 2016

AFP: Russia finds remains of crashed firefighter plane, no survivors

This Russian Emergency Situations Ministry image made from video and made available on Sunday, July 3, 2016, shows the wreckage of Russian Emergency Ministry Il-76 plane. (AP Photo)

Ten people were aboard the aircraft

Russian firefighters on Sunday found the remains of a crashed plane that went missing Friday with ten people on board while putting out wildfires in Siberia.

The tail of the Il-76 emergencies ministry plane was found north of Irkutsk, in the region straddling Russia's Lake Baikal, where catastrophic fires have been raging for weeks.

Rescuers found six bodies and both the data and voice flight recorders at the scene, ministry spokesman Alexei Vagutovich told Interfax news agency.

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