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An-2 plane crashes in Russia’s Saratov region, two killed

June 30, 9:44 UTC+3 SAMARA
The single-engine aircraft crashed in the Saratov region
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SAMARA, June 30. /TASS/. Two people died when an Antonov An-2 plane crashed in the Saratov region, in the Volga Federal District, the press service of a regional department of Russia’s emergencies ministry said on Thursday.

The single-engine aircraft crashed some 2 kilometers from the Novopokrovskoye village at 7.30 a.m. Moscow time (0430 GMT) during the agricultural work on the fields. "Two men who were inside the plane died," the press service said.

The crash left no damage on the ground. The emergencies services are working at the scene. The cause of the incident is being established.

"The plane caught fire while in the air, the witnesses saw this," a representative of the local emergencies department said, adding that the fire has been already extinguished

The aircraft belonged to the Krasnokutsky civil aviation school. The team carried out agricultural work under an agreement, he said, giving no details on the agricultural enterprise.

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