Small plane crashes near Russia's Volgograd

Small plane crashes near Russia's Volgograd

An SP-30 ultralight aircraft crashed this morning in Russia’s Volgograd region, killing the pilot, the press service of the Southern investigative department for transport of the Russian Investigative Committee said.

"This happened at 7.20 a.m., we are conducting checks, the investigators are heading to the scene of [ the SP-30 crash] in the Kalachevsky district, one pilot is dead," TASS cited a spokesperson as saying.

A source in the local emergencies services said the plane crashed while dropping water on the fields near the Zarya village in the Volgograd region.

The head of the local administration, Pyotr Kharitonenko, said the plane had been stuck in the top of the trees before crashing.