A Russian Yakovlev Yak-18 military training plane crashed at Kalinka Airfield, 2 Dead

A Yak-18 military training plane crashed in the Russian province of Khabarovsk, killing its two occupants, a spokesman for the local government announced Saturday.

The plane crashed under unknown circumstances at Kalinka Airfield, Jabárovsk and was destroyed by fire.
Both occupants died in the crash.

The Yak-18 is a basic civil aviation training plane.

 

“The plane fell within the boundaries of the Kalinka airfield, without hitting the structure, there is no damage to the nearby Kalinka and Sergeevka settlements. The plane did not catch fire after the fall,” said a government official.

President of the Air Sports Federation of the Far East, Vladimir Levshin, died in the crash of a light-engine Yak-18 aircraft at the Kalinka airfield near Khabarovsk, Interfax reports referring to a source in the Federation.

President of the Air Sports Federation of the Far East, Vladimir Levshin, died in the crash

According to preliminary data, the crash could have occurred due to a piloting error, a technical malfunction, and bad weather conditions. Levshin was in the passenger seat.

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