Three people were killed and one more injured when a private Piper light-engine aircraft crashed outside Saint Petersburg after take-off, the local healthcare committee officials said.
According to some reports, a child survived the crash.
Photos showing the alleged scene of the crash have emerged online. The tweet reads "a light-engine Piper plane crashed at an airfield outside St. Petersburg, three people were on board."
⚡Легкий самолет Piper упал на аэродром под Петербургом,в салоне было три человека pic.twitter.com/SCrFdqLTdT— Борис 🇷🇺 🇧🇾 (@BorisPrimorye) January 8, 2021
According to the local prosecutor's office, the crashed Piper plane had collided with a Cessna plane, both aircraft were carrying out training flights. There were no passengers on board the Cessna plane and its pilot managed to land with minor damage to the aircraft.
An investigation into the accident is underway.