Russia plane crash leaves 7 parachutists dead, others hurt: report

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At least seven parachutists were killed and up to 17 injured in a small plane crash in southwestern Siberia, Russian media reported Saturday. 

The crew had sent a distress signal before the twin-engine L-410 went down in a forest, Russia’s TASS new agency reported, according to Reuters. 

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A search and rescue operation was underway, a Siberian civil aviation official told Reuters

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