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Russia: Several killed as Cessna-17 plane crashes in Tatarstan's mountainous region | VIDEO

The Cessna-17 sightseeing plane crashed near the village of Kamskoye Ustye close to Mount Lobach, killing two adults and a child.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Moscow Updated on: July 11, 2024 1:02 IST
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Kamskoye Ustye: A civilian plane crashed in a mountainous area of the Kamskoye Ustye settlement in Russia's Tatarstan Republic, emergency response services told TASS. "The accident occurred in the area of Kamskoye Ustye near Lobach mountain. Quoting sources the Russian media reported, a Cessna-17 small aircraft crashed. "Four people were on board. Of these, three were killed, including one child," the agency source said. The causes of the accident are currently being established.

Five member of a family killed last week

Earlier last week, five members of a family from Georgia who were visiting Cooperstown, New York, for a baseball tournament died when their small plane crashed in a rural, wooded area. The single-engine Piper PA-46 crashed around 2 p.m. Sunday after taking off from a regional airport in Oneonta, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement on Monday.

The wreckage of the plane and the remains of the five people on board were found Sunday night in the town of Masonville, the New York State Police said in a news release. Drones, all-terrain vehicles and helicopters were used to search for the remote crash site, which is about 200 kilometres northwest of New York City. The victims were identified as Roger Beggs, 76; Laura Van Epps, 42; Ryan Van Epps, 42; James Van Epps, 12; and Harrison Van Epps, 10.

The family was returning to Georgia after watching the 12-year-old boy's baseball team play in a tournament in Cooperstown, the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. “It’s just a massive tragedy for our family and the end of five great lives, especially young lives,” Jim Van Epps said of the loss of his son, his daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Jim Van Epps told the news agency The Associated Press that his grandsons, who lived in the Atlanta suburb of Milton, were doing exceptional in school and in sports, with 10-year-old Harrison an up-and-coming lacrosse player. “Ryan and Laura supported their boys in whatever endeavour they wanted to do,” he said.

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