An-2 biplane crashes in south Russia, pilot injured

An Antonov An-2 biplane crashed in the Krasnodar Territory in south Russia, injuring a pilot, a local emergencies ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

The plane crashed at about 12 hours in the afternoon on Sunday near the village of Zasovskaya, the spokesman said.

“According to preliminary data, there was only one pilot aboard the plane. He was taken to the district hospital,” the spokesman said.

Russia has been hit by a string of recent fatal disasters involving aircraft.

On September 7, a Yak-42 plane crashed near the Volga city of Yaroslavl shortly after takeoff killing forty-four people and wiping out the Lokomotiv ice hockey team. The team was flying to the Belarus capital of Minsk for its first match of the Kontinental Hockey League season.

In June, the RusAir Tupolev Tu-134 plane crashed in northwest Russia’s Karelia region killing 44 people.


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