A aircraft carrying a bunch of parachute jumpers crashed after takeoff within the Russian area of Tatarstan early on Sunday, killing 16 folks and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry mentioned.
At a top of 70 meters, the pilots reported that their left engine had failed and tried an emergency touchdown close to town of Menzelinsk, making an attempt to show the aircraft leftward to keep away from an inhabited space, the regional governor mentioned.
However the plane’s wing hit a Gazelle automobile because the aircraft landed and it overturned, Tatarstan’s governor Rustam Minnikhanov mentioned.
The plane had been carrying 20 parachutists and two crew members. Six folks have been in a severe situation, the Well being Ministry mentioned.
The Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine short-range transport plane was owned by an aeroclub within the metropolis of Menzelinsk.
The aeroclub declined to remark, citing a legislation enforcement investigation into the incident.
Cosmonauts use the realm for coaching and the aeroclub has hosted native, European championships and one world championship, the membership’s director Ravil Nurmukhametov mentioned, based on TASS.
The Investigative Committee, which probes severe crimes, mentioned it had opened a prison investigation right into a suspected violation of security laws.
The state-run Cosmonaut Coaching Centre has suspended its ties with the aeroclub pending an investigation, TASS cited a supply as saying.
Images of among the parachutists on board posing in equipment or with a aircraft have been circulated on the REN TV channel and on social media.
Russian aviation security requirements have been tightened in recent times however accidents proceed to occur, notably in distant areas.
An getting older 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.