A airplane carrying a gaggle of parachute jumpers crashed within the Russian area of Tatarstan on Sunday, killing 16 folks and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry stated.
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 severe situation, the Well being Ministry stated.
A Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine short-range transport plane, the airplane 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.
The state-run Cosmonaut Coaching 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.
Pictures of a number of the parachutists on board posing in package or with a airplane have been circulated on the REN TV channel and on social media.
Russian aviation security requirements have been tightened lately however accidents proceed to occur, notably in distant areas.
An growing older Antonov An-26 transport airplane 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.
(Reporting by Tom Balmforth, Gleb Stolyarov Enhancing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Barbara Lewis)
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