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City news, 17.08.2001 18:39

St. Petersburg. An airplane crash at the "Gorskaya" aerodrome

A light "Yak-55" plane, belonging to the "ROSTO" company crashed today around noon at the "Gorskaya" aerodrome. According to the report of the Civil Defence and Emergency Situations Central directorate press service, in 5 minutes after the take-off the plane made a hard boarding. When the plane hit the land, the 47 year old pilot Vladimir Chekirda was lightly injured. As a result of the crash the plane was seriously damaged. As it became known, after the crash "Yak-55" was transported from "Gorskaya" to an aerodrome near Nikolskoye village.

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