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Flags of the Russian Federation and the Kamchatka Territory fly at half-mast in memory of the victims of the Antonov An-26 passenger aircraft crash on July 6, 2021. Photo: Yelena Vereshchaka\TASS via Getty Images

All 19 passengers and crew aboard a small Russian plane that went missing earlier Friday survived after the aircraft made a hard emergency landing in Siberia, AP reports.

The big picture: The An-28 plane disappeared from radars on Friday while flying over the Siberian region of Tomsk. Passengers and crew did not sustain any serious injuries and are being flown to the city of Tomsk.

  • Rescue helicopters searching for the plane found it in a field on its belly.
  • The incident comes two weeks after a similar aircraft crashed into a cliff in poor visibility conditions while trying to land on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far east, killing 28 people on board.
  • An Antonov-28, the same type of plane that went missing on Friday, crashed in a forest in 2012, killing 10 people, per Reuters.

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

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Aug 14, 2021 - Health

Carnival cruise reports 27 positive COVID-19 cases

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Twenty-six crew members and one passenger on a Carnival cruise that arrived in Belize this week tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Belize Tourism Board.

State of play: The board said that everyone who tested positive was put in isolation, adding those who were vaccinated and tested positive were either asymptomatic or had very mild symptoms.

Scoop: U.S. and Israel to form team to solve consulate dispute

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right) meet in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. and Israel are planning to form a joint team to hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Israeli officials say.

Why it matters: The consulate handled relations with the Palestinians for 25 years before being shut down by then President Donald Trump in 2019. Senior officials in Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government see the consulate issue as a political hot potato that could destabilize their unwieldy coalition.

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to Parkland school shooting

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz at the defense table during jury selection at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 6, 2021. Photo: Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday pleaded guilty on all counts for carrying out the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, including 14 students and three staff members.

Driving the news: Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty at a hearing on Wednesday to 17 murder counts and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for carrying out the deadly shooting.