16 killed after plane carrying parachute jumpers crashes in Russia

A airplane sporting a bunch of parachute jumpers crashed within the Russian area of Tatarstan on Sunday, killing 16 other people and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry stated.

The plane, which got here down close to town of Menzelinsky, were sporting 20 parachutists and two team contributors. Six other people had been in a major situation, the Well being Ministry stated.

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A Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine short-range shipping plane, the airplane used to be owned by way of an aeroclub within the town of Menzelinsk, the TASS information company reported.

Cosmonauts use the realm for coaching and the aeroclub has hosted native, Ecu and global championships, the membership’s director Ravil Nurmukhametov used to be quoted by way of TASS as pronouncing.

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

The web site of the crash of a Let L-410 Turbolet short-range shipping plane belonging to an aero membership within the the city of Menzelinsk.

Picture by way of Yegor AleyevTASS by means of Getty Photographs

The RIA company cited native government as pronouncing one of the vital engines may have failed.

Images of one of the crucial parachutists on board posing in equipment or with a airplane had been circulated at the REN TV channel and on social media.

Russian aviation protection requirements had been tightened in recent times however injuries proceed to occur, in particular in faraway areas.

An growing old Antonov An-26 shipping airplane crashed within the Russian some distance east remaining month killing six other people. All 28 other people on board an Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop died in a crash in Kamchatka in July.

(Reporting by way of Tom Balmforth, Gleb Stolyarov Modifying by way of Raissa Kasolowsky and Barbara Lewis)

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