Plane crash kills two in western Russia

2014-03-26 14:34:13 GMT2014-03-26 22:34:13(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

MOSCOW, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in Russia's western enclave of Kaliningrad, regional Interior Ministry departments said Wednesday.

"The 43-year-old pilot was attempting an emergency landing but the plane hit the ground hard," the local police press service said.

The pilot of the S-2 Sintal trainer and his female passenger died in the crash, which happened at 12:50 local time (0850 GMT).

The two-seat plane belonged to a sports aviation club in the town of Gvardeisk.

The Sintal is designed for pilot training and stunt performances.

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