15:45 GMT16 May 2021
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    Two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed in the Cheremkhovsky district of Irkutsk region, a representative of the regional emergency services said.

    "A light aircraft fell in a field near Rysevo village," the spokesman specified.

    According to preliminary information, the aircraft was built by hobbyists.

    The accident occurred during a training flight, according to reports. Nobody on the ground was hurt and nothing was destroyed. The emergency services clarified that a technical malfunction could have caused the accident.

    An investigation is ongoing.

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