Russian plane crashes in Tatarstan region, 16 killed

MOSCOW, October 10 – An L-410 plane crashed near a city in the Tatarstan region on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring seven, the RIA news agency said, citing emergency services.

According to the TASS news agency, a group of parachute jumpers were on board the plane, the emergency ministry said. Seven people were pulled alive from the rubble.

The aircraft was the Let L-410 Turbolet, a two-engined short-range transport aircraft.

Russian aviation safety standards have improved in recent years but accidents, especially those involving aging aircraft in remote areas, are not uncommon.

An old Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed in Russia’s Far East last month, killing six people. All 28 people aboard the Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop were killed in an accident in Kamchatka in July.

On October 10, 2021, seven passengers were injured in a plane crash near the city of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
On October 10, 2021, seven passengers were injured in a plane crash near the city of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Handout via Russia’s Ministry of Emergencies/REUTERS

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