Plane carrying squad of Russian paratroopers crashes, killing 19 passengers and injuring 3

Plane carrying squad of Russian paratroopers crashes, killing 19 passengers and injuring 3

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By JACK WRIGHT (MAILONLINE)


RUSSIA — Nineteen people are feared dead after a plane carrying a squad of paratroopers crashed in eastern Russia on Sunday.

An L-410 plane carrying 21 parachutists and two crew members crashed near Menzelinsk in the region of Tatarstan, Interfax said.

In a statement, the Emergencies Ministry said: ‘Fire and rescue units are at the scene, there are 23 people on board, three people have been rescued, further rescue operations are underway.’ (ai/mtvn/MailOnline Courtesy)

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