A plane carrying paratroopers crashed today, Sunday, in the Menzelinsk region of Tatarstan, one of the federal entities of Russia, and the number of passengers on the plane is estimated at 23.
An informed source said at least 19 people were killed in the crash, while the fate of three others remains unknown, according to what was reported by the Interfax agency.
While local media reported that, according to preliminary information, 16 people were killed and 7 injured, and Tatarstan’s health ministry confirmed that the seven injured were taken to a local hospital for treatment, adding that the condition of one of them is “very serious.”
In addition, the “Novosti” agency, citing its sources, reported that, according to preliminary data, the two pilots of the unfortunate plane were killed in the disaster.
Just as I predicted the disaster for the Be-200ES and the Il-112V, my prediction for the L-410 is also coming true.
L-410 plane crashed in Russia with paratroopers
Killed 19 people
– Alexander Kovalenko (@zloy_odessit) 10 October 2021
The ill-fated aircraft was an L410, a twin-engine aircraft used by regional airlines. Designed by the Czechoslovak company Let in the late 1960s, commercial operation of the aircraft began in 1973.
In September, a similar plane made a hard landing in the Irkutsk region of eastern Russia, killing 4 people and injuring 12 of 16 people on board.