At least seven killed in horrific plane crash

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At least seven parachutists have been killed and more than a dozen other people injured after a twin-engine L-410 aircraft crashed in a forest in southwestern Siberia, Russian media says.

TASS news agency, citing an emergency services source, said up to 17 people were injured in the crash near the Tanay aerodrome.

An L-410 passenger plane similar to this one is reported to have crashed in Siberia. Source: AP, file
An L-410 passenger plane similar to this one crashed in Siberia. Source: AP, file

It said the plane crashed into a nearby forest in the industrial region of Kemerovo Oblast and cited the local prosecutor's office as saying the crew had sent a distress signal about an engine failure.

A spokesman at a Siberian branch of Russian civil aviation agency Rosaviatsia told Reuters a search and rescue operation was under way, declining to provide details.

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