Light Plane Crash in Russia Claims Two Lives

Monday, March 31, 2014
By George Hatcher

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A light engine plane crashed in the Russian Urals, killing both on board.

According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the two-seater RokoAero NG4 crashed at Pirogovo settlement, at about 1pm Moscow time on March 30.

The plane was owned by Izhevsk Flying Club. The company’s website reports that the pilot requested permission for landing. However, as he took a 180 degree turn, the plane crashed.

The victims have been identified as 35 year old instructor, Alex Surnin and a 39 year old student.

Emergency specialists are investigating the cause of accident.

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