Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed on Telegram that 15 people have died, with a further seven injured after the crash on Sunday. The plane was a Let L-410 Turbolet, a twin-engine short-range transport aircraft, which crashed near the town of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan in central Russia.
The L-410 plane carrying 23 people crashed around 9:23 a.m. local time (0623 GMT) during a flight over the republic of Tatarstan, the ministry said on its Telegram channel, adding that seven have been rescued from the debris.
At least 15 people have been killed and seven injured after a plane crashed in Russia’s Tatarstan region, says Russian news agency.
What people are saying?
Sio Lohrasb If they were parachutists couldn’t they have just left the stricken plane? Having flown on an old Russian plane in Cuba once I would suspect mechanical problems.
Subroto Chatterjee Thank god no missiles were involved. Russia aviation accident always reminds me of Malaysian flight from Amsterdam. Rest in peace.
Robert Enninga The L 410 has experienced 116 previous accidents with 426 fatalities. With at least 20 fatal crashes from 2003 to 2013, it is one of the most accident-prone aircraft.