Three dead after training jets collide mid-air near St.Petersburg

Three dead after training jets collide mid-air near St.Petersburg
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Three people died and another one was injured on Friday in a mid-air collision of two single-engine flight training planes near the Russian city of St. Petersburg, an Emergencies Ministry said, APA reports citing Urdupoint.

"A plane crashed on takeoff near Gostilitsy airport in the Lomonosov district.

There were four casualties, three of them died," the source in the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

The crashed plane was identified as a Piper aircraft. The regional transport prosecutor's office said the collision happened over the runway at 1:40 pm (10:40 GMT).

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