Rescuers locate crash site of missing An-12

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Russian search teams have located the wreckage of the missing Avis-Amur Antonov An-12 which disappeared while attempting to return to Magadan after an engine fire.

The Interstate Aviation Committee has identified the airframe involved as bearing registration RA-11125.

It said investigators are travelling to the accident site.

Rescuers had recruited two Mil Mi-8s, an Antonov An-26 and even a Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft to aid the search after difficulties in finding the missing transport.

There were 11 occupants on board the An-12 which was operating to Chukotka's Keperveym airport on 9 August, and vanished in the area of Omsukchan, some 300km north-east of Magadan.