Two Pilots Killed During Test Flight
Published: August 29, 2012 (Issue # 1724)
Two people were killed when a Sesna-421 airplane crashed near a kindergarten outside St. Petersburg last week.
The plane crashed to the ground when its engine failed during takeoff. The pilot tried to direct the plane away from the village of Annino in the Lomonosov district of the Leningrad Oblast, Fontanka reported. One pilot was thrown out of the plane upon impact, while the body of the other was trapped in the cabin. Both pilots died, the news website reported.
According to preliminary information, the professional pilots were putting the plane through a recertification process after it had undergone repair work.