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BREAKING: 16 People Killed As Paratroopers Plane Crashes

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At least 16 People have been killed and several others injured as paratroopers plane crashes.

 

Truetells Nigeria reports that an L-410 plane crashed near a city in the Tatarstan region on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring seven.

According to the RIA news agency which cited the emergency services, the plane was carrying a group of parachute jumpers onboard.

The Emergencies Ministry said, according, seven people were pulled alive from the wreckage, it said.

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

 

Russian aviation safety standards have improved in recent years but accidents, especially involving ageing planes in far-flung regions, are not uncommon.

 

An ageing Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed in the Russian far east last month killing six people. All 28 people on board an Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop died in a crash in Kamchatka in July.

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