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17:11 GMT 23.08.2023 (Updated: 18:04 GMT 23.08.2023)
Private plane crash in Russia’s Tver Region 23.08.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A private plane en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashed in the Tver Region on Wednesday, Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said, adding that the incident killed all 10 people aboard.
"According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, a private Embraer Legacy plane crashed en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg in the Tver Region, near the Kuzhenkino village. There were 10 people on board, including 3 crew members. According to preliminary information, everyone on board were killed," the ministry said in a statement.
The Embraer plane that crashed in the Tver Region went down near the village of Kuzhenkino, the Emergencies Ministry said.
Tver Region Governor Igor Rudenya is keeping track of the civilian aircraft crash.
According to the Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya), an investigation into the crash has been launched.
Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said that the private plane en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashed in the Tver Region, killing all 10 people aboard.
"According to updated information, eight bodies were found at the crash site of the aircraft," the emergency services reported, adding that the search and rescue operation is ongoing.