KALININGRAD, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/ A trainer aircraft Yak-54 crashed Wednesday outside the town of Kaliningrad, the Deputy Head of the press service of the Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs in the region Vyacheslav Kotchoubey said.
Two people — the pilot and the passenger — were killed. The aircraft belonged to a local flying club.
The message about the plane's crash was reported to the police department at about 14:00 Moscow time (10:00 GMT). Law enforcement officers are working at the site of the incident. Causes of the accident are unknown as yet.
Yak-54 is a two-seated trainer aircraft developed by the A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau in 1993 on the basis of pilot-centered Yak-55M. The aircraft was designed to train sporting pilots, to teach aerobatics and to participate in air sport competitions.