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Russia. Plane crash in Tatarstan, paratroopers died

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16 people died as a result of the crash of the Let L-410 plane near Mienzilinsk in Tatarstan. The machine was making a routine training flight. According to reports from Russian agencies, investigators take into account two versions of the causes of the accident.

A small turboprop passenger plane Let L-410 with 22 people on board disappeared from the radar on Sunday at 9.23 local time (8.23 am in Poland). He was doing a routine training flight, with two pilots and 20 paratroopers on board who practiced jumps.

The Russian Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Disaster Recovery confirmed that the L 410 crashed near the Air Club base in Menzilinsk. The machine only flew a kilometer. Rescue teams were sent to the site.

L 410 crash site in Tatarstan 16.mchs.gov.ru


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After the start of the action and finding the remains of the plane, rescuers evacuated six survivors of the crash.

Russian agencies said investigators are considering two versions of the causes. One of them is engine failure. “The pilot tried to make an emergency landing, but the hitting the ground was very strong,” said an Interfax interlocutor.

In turn, the interlocutor of the TASS agency maintained that the cause of the crash could be the overload of the machine, which can take up to 19 people on board.

The Let L-410 Turbolet is a light, twin-engine, turboprop airliner designed in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s. The machine, which had an accident on Sunday, was manufactured at the Ekaterinburg aviation plant.

Main photo source: 16.mchs.gov.ru

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