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STAVROPOL, October 8. / TASS/. Among those killed in an air crash in Russia’s southern Stavropol Region was a former military pilot, a source in the local law enforcement agencies told TASS on Sunday.
According to earlier reports, two individuals died in the crash of a single-engine airplane in the Stavropol Region.
"One of those killed was a 72-year-old man. He was a former military pilot with extensive experience. The other man has not yet been identified," the source said.
"The plane took off from the village of Nezlobnoye. The causes of the crash have not yet been established. The aircraft is severely damaged as it caught fire after hitting the ground," the source added.
The Russia emergencies ministry’s Stavropol regional department said citing the Federal Air Transport Agency that the crashed Yak-52 plane was owned by a resident of the city of Yessentuki.