At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, a plane carrying paramilitary crashed in the town of Menzelinsk in Tatarstan, central Russia. According to the Interfax agency, there were 23 people on board – two crew members and 21 paramedics. According to a recent report, 16 people were killed.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations announced that only seven people could be rescued. Survivors are now receiving medical care.
The other 17 passengers had no “sign of life”, the RIA had mentioned a ministry representative to Novosti shortly before. According to pictures sent by the ministry, the device, type L-410 was broken in two. According to RIA Novosti, seven survivors were hospitalized and one of them is in “critical condition.”
According to Interfax News Agency, the aircraft paramilitary organization DOSAAF has joined the local club of the Volunteer Association for Assistance in the Army, Aircraft and Navy.
Russia, which has long been known for many accidents, has significantly improved its air defense since the 2000s, but accidents still occur more frequently, especially in less populated areas such as the Far East.