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A minimum of 16 killed as Russian aircraft crashes in Tatarstan area


An L-410 aircraft crashed close to a metropolis in Tatarstan area on Sunday, killing 16 folks and injuring seven, the RIA information company cited the emergency providers as saying.

The aircraft had been carrying a gaggle of parachute jumpers on board, the Emergencies Ministry stated, in keeping with the TASS information company. Seven folks have been pulled alive from the wreckage, it stated.

The aircraft was a Let L-410 Turbolet, which is a twin-engine short-range transport plane.

Russian aviation security requirements have improved lately however accidents, particularly involving ageing planes in far-flung areas, should not unusual.

An ageing Antonov An-26 transport aircraft 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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