Russian Skydiver 15 dead after plane crash

Moscow — A plane carrying Skydivers crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off in central Russia, killing 15 of the 22 on board.

A Czech twin-engine turboprop engine, the L-410 crashed near the town of Menzelinsk, about 960 km (600 miles) east of Moscow.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations said seven people were pulled alive from the wreckage and at least one of them was seriously injured. The cause of the crash was not immediately identified.

Associated Press