The death toll in the crash of the L-140 aircraft in the Kemerovo region has grown to nine people, APA reports citing TASS.
This was announced on Saturday, June 19, by the head of the regional branch of DOSAAF of Russia in the Kemerovo region, Viktor Shemohanov.
“According to my information, two crew members and seven paratroopers were killed, that is, a total of nine people,” he said.
According to Shemohanov, there were 19 people on board at the time of the disaster: 17 parachutists and two crew members.
An airplane carrying parachute jumpers in Russia’s Kemerovo Region has crashed killing four and injuring eight more people, a local Emergencies Ministry’s Department said on Saturday, APA reports citing TASS.
"L-410 aircraft took off from the Tanai airfield and then tumbled on the left wing," a spokesman for the local emergencies ministry said. "The aircraft carried 17 parachute jumpers. Seven dead and eight wounded.".