2 people killed in hydroplane crash near Khanty-Mansiysk

A hydroplane crashed in the Khanty-Mansiysk area on Oct. 11 killing two people, a source in the press service of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax.

A hydroplane crashed in the Khanty-Mansiysk area on Oct. 11 killing two people, a source in the press service of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax.

"Rescuers were sent to the crash scene, they brought the bodies to Khanty-Mansiysk. The hydroplane's identity is being established alongside its route, belonging and names of the crash victims," the source said.

He noted that the crashed hydroplane was seen by the crew of a helicopter flying over Mukhrino Lake 27 kilometers from Khanty-Mansiysk.

In turn, the press service of the Urals transport police department of the Russian Interior Ministry told Interfax that the belonging of the crashed aircraft was yet unknown. But it is known that it had no permit to perform that flight.

The press service said that a passenger injured in the crash died while being transported by the rescue helicopter.

According to earlier reports, eyewitnesses found the hydroplane that crashed near Khanty-Mansiysk. They said that the pilot was dead and his passenger was injured but survived the crash.

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