MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry’s southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday.
"The information is not true," they said.
A source at Platov Airport in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don confirmed their words.
"The news is fake. There have been no incidents involving aircraft in our zone of responsibility," he said.
Earlier, some media outlets released news that a passenger airlines vanished from radars near Rostov-on-Don. Online posts said that the plane was allegedly bound for Dubai.
The Russian Investigative Committee rejected the reports as well.
"There emerged information that a plane disappeared from radars, but it was not confirmed," an official with the investigative committee’s regional department said.