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 Private aircraft crashed in Crimea, four people killed

Occupied Crimea's Interior Ministry confirmed the death of four people, including an Orthodox priest, in a private plane crash near Koktebel.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.

"According to preliminary information, a flight instructor, born in 1977, native of Crimea, a man and a woman, probably spouses, as well as father Nikon, priest at one of Crimea's parishes were on board," the occupation authority informed.

Earlier, prosecutor of the annexed Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya said the flight of the aircraft was not sanctioned.

According to her, such planes are used near Koktebel "to show the beauty of landscape to tourists."

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