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According to the radio channel Echo of Moscow 21 of those on board were paratroopers, while the last two were pilots who flew the aircraft.

According to the news agency Interfax The air traffic controller must have lost contact with the aircraft before it then disappeared from radar.

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The plane was split into several parts when it crashed.

Photo: Russian Emergencies Ministry

It was an L-410 plane that crashed due to what was supposed to be a mass jump for the parachute club members.

Tatarstan is a republic located in central Russia on the Volga River.

The plane will belong to a local aviation club near the town of Menzelinsk, 250 km east of Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan.

Plane in 2020

This photo shows the crashed plane in 2020

Photo: VK

The Russian Emergencies Ministry confirms the incident to RIA Novosti news agency.

news agency Interfax He writes that seven of those on board must have survived. Among the dead was one pilot.

These photos were taken in the course of the rescue work after the plane crash in Tatarstan

Pictures have now been posted on Twitter showing the rescue work after the accident.

The aircraft type was developed in the 1960s and has been in commercial use since 1973.

And recently, in September, a plane of the same type made an emergency landing in Irkutsk province, where four people lost their lives.

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