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Russian plane crash: Aircraft carrying parachutists comes down, killing 16


The plane, which got here down close to the town of Menzelinsky, had been carrying 20 parachutists and two crew members. Six folks have been in a critical situation, the Health Ministry stated.

A Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine short-range transport plane, the plane was owned by an aeroclub within the metropolis of Menzelinsk, the TASS information company reported.

Cosmonauts use the world for coaching and the aeroclub has hosted native, European and world championships, the membership’s director Ravil Nurmukhametov was quoted by TASS as saying.

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Emergency specialists work at the crash site of the L-410 plane near the town of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia October 10.

The state-run Cosmonaut Training Facility has suspended its ties with the aeroclub pending an investigation, TASS cited a supply as saying.

The RIA company cited native authorities as saying one of many engines might have failed.

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Photographs of among the parachutists on board posing in package or with a plane have been circulated on the REN TV channel and on social media.

Russian aviation security requirements have been tightened in recent times however accidents proceed to occur, notably in distant areas.

An ageing Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed within the Russian far east final month killing six folks. All 28 folks on board an Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop died in a crash in Kamchatka in July.

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