Several ships were en route to the crash site, RIA cited emergency services as saying.
There were 22 passengers and six crew on board, the ministry said. Village mayor Olga Mokhireva was among the passengers, the TASS agency quoted local authorities as saying.
The weather in the area was cloudy at the time, Interfax news agency said, quoting the local meteorology centre.
According to TASS, the plane was built in 1982.