Fifteen dead when a plane carrying civilian paratroopers crashed in Russia

Fifteen people died this Sunday when a airplane that transported civilian paratroopers crashed into the center of Russia, reported the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

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“Seven people were rescued, 15 show no signs of life, “the ministry said on Telegram.

The aircraft, manufactured in the Czech Republic and of type L-410, it crashed at 09:23 (06:23 GMT) in the republic of Tatarstan, with 22 people on board. It was split in two by the impact, according to images transmitted by the ministry.

The seven survivors were hospitalized and one of them is “in serious condition,” said the RIA Novosti agency, citing a source from the local Health Ministry.

According to the Interfax press agency, the plane belonged to a local club of the paramilitary organization SINAF, an army assistance society, the aviation and the navy.

Russia has significantly improved aviation security since the 2000s, but the accidents they are still prevalent, especially in sparsely populated areas such as the Far East.

With information from AFP.


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