MOSCOW, 10 OCTOBER – According to the RIA news agency, an L-410 jet crashed in a city in Tatarstan area on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring seven others.
The plane was transporting a party of parachute jumpers, according to the TASS news agency, according to the Emergencies Ministry. According to the report, seven passengers were rescued alive from the wreckage.
The plane in question was a Let L-410 Turbolet, a twin-engine short-range transport plane.
Although Russian aviation safety standards have improved in recent years, accidents, particularly involving aging planes in remote areas, are nevertheless regular.
Last month, a rusted Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed in Russia’s far east, killing six people. An Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop crashed near Kamchatka in July, killing all 28 people on board.