OSLO, Norway (AP) _ A Russian plane with up to 150 people abroad was reported missing today near Norway's arctic islands, rescue officials said.

A search has been launched for the Tupolev 154, belonging to the Russia Airline Vnukovo Airlines, which disappeared 10 miles from the main airport on the Svalbard islands north of Norway, Finn Bjornar Hansen of the Bodoe Rescue Center said.

``Right now we are organizing a major search,'' he said. ``We can't figure anything else than it has gone down somewhere.''