27 people have been reported dead as a Russian defence ministry IL-18 aeroplane crashed in Siberia, BBC reports.

The report revealed that the aeroplane belonging to the Russian defence ministry crashed in Yakutia in Siberia.

It was further reported that the crashed plane was carrying 32 passengers and seven crew when it came down in Bulun district in Russia's far east.

According to BBC, unconfirmed reports suggest that there are only five confirmed survivors.

While the weather conditions the area of crash were reportedly bad, three Mi-8 helicopters have been dispatched to the crash site by Russia's Emergency Ministry.