15 dead as aircraft with 23 passengers crashes in Russia's Tatarstan

The wreckage of the L-410 plane is seen at the crash site near the town of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan in0 Russia on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
The wreckage of the L-410 plane is seen at the crash site near the town of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan in0 Russia on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

15 people died after a Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft crashed in Russia’s Tatarstan on Sunday. The flight, which had 23 people on board, crashed at about 9:11 am (Moscow time) in the city of Menzelinsk.

According to a report by state-affiliated Russian news agency TASS, seven people have been rescued so far. Reportedly, out of the 23 passengers, 21 of them were parachute divers.

"Seven people were rescued, 15 people were taken out without signs of life," AFP quoted Russia's emergency ministry as saying on its Telegram channel.

"Four more people have been rescued by fire and rescue teams, work continues. Overall, seven people have been rescued," TASS news agency quoted a source as saying.

"This information has not been confirmed, access to the plane’s half-ruined fuselage is impeded," the source added.

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