7 killed after plane crashes in Russia’s Kemerovo Region
YEREVAN, JUNE 19, ARMENPRESS. Several people were killed and over a dozen injured after a twin-engine Let L-410 aircraft made an emergency landing in Russia’s Kemerovo Region, southwestern Siberia. A total of 20 people were reportedly on board the plane, RT reports.
Officials said that the aircraft crashed after one of its engines failed.
A decision was made to attempt an emergency landing once the problem was noticed, according to a source who spoke with Russian media.
The plane was reportedly carrying a group of parachutists when the accident occured.
Emergency services told the media that there were 13 people wounded. The regional government put the figure higher, at 15 injuries.
A helicopter was sent to the crash site to evacuate the wounded.