Moscow: The plane carrying 23 people crashed in the Tatarstan area of Russia. 16 people died in this accident, while 7 are injured. The Emergency Ministry said that the Russian plane L-410 Turbolet crashed while taking off over the Republic of Tatarstan. It was a two-engined short-range transport aircraft. There was also a group of parachute jumpers in it. Seven people have been pulled alive from the rubble.
Russian aviation safety standards have improved in recent years. But in remote areas, accidents happen due to old planes. Earlier, an old Antonov An-26 Antonov plane crashed in Russia’s Far East last month. Six people died in this. In July, a plane crash in Kamchatka killed all 28 people on board the Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop.