Military airplane An-26 crashed near Saratov, one serviceman killed

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One serviceman was killed as a result of a hard landing of an airplane An-26 of the Ministry of Defense in the Saratov region.

The incident occurred during the training flight. The cause of the accident could be the failure of one of the engines, noted in the Defense Ministry.

The An-26 belongs to the Balashov Training Center.

“An-26 aircraft did not make it to the runway and crash-landed approaching it,” a source in the emergency services said.

According to preliminary data, 5 more people were injured.

“Cadets were on board. When the aircraft started the landing procedure, an abnormal situation occurred,” the press service of the head of the Saratov region said.

Deputy chairman of the regional government Alexander Burenin left for Balashov.

Source: Lenta.Ru