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Two people die in Yak-52 plane crash near Moscow

August 26, 2011, 13:25 UTC+3
The plane was on a training flight
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MOSCOW, August 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Two people died in a Yak-52 plane crash in the Moscow Region, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's regional department told Itar-Tass.

The plane was on a training flight.

The Yak-52 fell near the village of Shuvoye in the Yegoryevsk district. Two people were aboard. They died in the crash, a press service source said.

There were no victims and no damage on the ground.

The Yak-52 sport plane, which crashed in the Yegoryevsk district near Moscow, fell 500 metres short of the runway, a source at the Russian Investigative Committee's Moscow inter-regional transport investigative department told Itar-Tass. The department has launched an inquiry into the accident.

At 12:03 Moscow time on Friday, the Yak-52 sport plane that flew from the local airfield of Shuvoye for a training flight fell onto the ground 500 metres short of the runway. Two people died in the crash, the source said.

A group of investigators went to the site to establish circumstances of the accident.

Earlier, a source at the Emergencies Ministry's regional department told Itar-Tass that the plane fell near the village of Shuvoye in the Yegoryevsk district. Two people were aboard. They died in the crash. There were no other victims and no damage on the ground.

Police said the plane caught fire after it fell.

 

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