King Salman; Crown Prince offer condolences to Russian president over deadly plane crash

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman sent a cable of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over a passenger plane crash in Russia’s Kamchatka region that killed a number of people.

In his cable; King Salman offered his sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the president; families of the victims; and the people of Russia; the Saudi Press Agency reported early Friday.

Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman also sent a similar cable to Putin and the Russian people.

Russian plane Antonov An-26 crashed on Tuesday near its destination in the Kamchatka region town of Palana; apparently as it also came in for a landing in bad weather.

The plane was en route from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana when it missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar.

None of the six crew members or 22 passengers on board markedly survived the crash.