Russian plane crashes during emergency landing killing 16 parachutists

An engine failure after takeoff caused the plane to crash carrying 20 parachutists, and two crew members.
Pilots attempted an emergency landing, but struck a vehicle near the runway and the plane was flipped.

16 people died in the crash. Six others are in critical condition.

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After takeoff, a Russian plane carrying parachute jumpers collided with the ground. Sixteen people were killed and six others were injured.

The plane reached a height of 70 m before pilots reported that the left engine had failed.

Rustam Minnikhanov, Tatarstan governor, said that during an emergency landing attempt near Menzelinsk the plane's wing struck a Gazelle vehicle. This vehicle is a minivan, flipping it.

22 people were aboard the plane, including 20 parachutists. According to Reuters, six people survived the crash and are now in serious condition.

An aeroclub in the area owned the plane, a twin-engine Let L-410 Turbolet short-range transport aircraft.

Reuter declined to comment on the matter, citing ongoing investigations.

The Investigative Committee is a committee that investigates serious crimes and has opened a criminal investigation into the suspected violation of safety regulations.

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