A plane carrying a team of parachute jumpers crashed in the Russian area of Tatarstan on Sunday, killing 16 individuals and hurting 6, the Ministry of Emergency Situations claimed.
The aircraft, which boiled down near the city of Menzelinsky, had been carrying 20 parachutists and also 2 staff members. Six individuals remained in a serious condition, the health and wellness ministry stated.
A Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine short-range transportation aircraft, the airplane was possessed by an aeroclub in the city of Menzelinsk, the TASS news agency reported.
Cosmonauts make use of the area for training and also the aeroclub has hosted neighborhood, European and globe champions, the club’s director Ravil Nurmukhametov was estimated by TASS as stating.
The state-run Cosmonaut Training Facility has actually suspended its ties with the aeroclub pending an investigation, TASS cited a source as claiming.
The RIA firm pointed out neighborhood authorities as stating among the engines could have failed.
Photos of a few of the parachutists on board positioning in kit or with a plane were circulated on the REN television network and on social media.
Russian aviation safety requirements have been tightened recently yet mishaps continue to take place, particularly in remote areas.
An ageing Antonov An-26 transportation airplane collapsed in the Russian far eastern last month eliminating 6 people. All 28 individuals on board an Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop died in an accident in Kamchatka in July.