A small twin-engine transport plane crashed Sunday near the town of Mன்சnchelinsk. Six people are said to have survived the crash – with serious injuries.
A plane with more than 20 people on board crashed on Sunday shortly after takeoff from an altitude of about 70 meters in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan. The Russian Ministry of Civil Defense announced that at least 16 people had been killed. On board were parachutes belonging to a regional aero club. Six people have been killed after a light twin-engine L-410 transport plane crashed near an airport in Mன்சnchelinsk.
Initially, there was talk of seven people being injured. One died at the hospital, according to the local health ministry. The President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnichano, expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims and ordered a “day of mourning” for the entire republic on Monday. He said at the scene of the crash that shortly after takeoff the pilots reported that the left engine had malfunctioned. So they hurriedly planned to land.
Even a few hours after the crash in the morning, it was not clear how many people were in the machine. According to initial findings, the ship had 2 pilots and 20 passengers on board, which was later reported to be 23 people in total.
Overload or technical failure?
On social networks, pictures of the ruins were found in a log pile. Accordingly, the machine fell to the ground near a village. Aides said the plane caught fire and was quickly extinguished. The cause of the crash was suspected to be an overload or technical malfunction of the aircraft, which is why the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing. The crash site is 290 kilometers east of the Republican capital, Kazan.
Dozens of people have already died in several plane crashes in Russia this year. The reasons are often a breach of safety regulations, outdated technology or human error.
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