Military transport aircraft crashes with fifteen individuals on board in central Russia | EUROtoday

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A Russian Il-76 army transport aircraft crashed on Tuesday within the area of Ivnovowithin the heart of Russiawith fifteen individuals on board, based on the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The cause for the catastrophe, which befell shortly earlier than 1:00 p.m. native time (10:00 GMT), was the fireplace that broke out in one of many plane's engines, which might have damaged off in mid-flight, based on preliminary information.

The official notice states that the fifteen occupants, eight crew members and 7 passengers, who had been finishing up an instruction flight after taking off, had been lifeless. aerdromo Sverni.

The Il-76 crashed into the bottom in a wooded space close to a cemetery within the north of the regional capital, lower than 300 kilometers from Musk.

The pilot tried to redirect the aircraft and make an emergency touchdown on the airfield, however was unable to straighten the course and stop the plane from crashing.

In the video recorded by an eyewitness and picked up by the BAZA portal you possibly can see how one of many Il-76's ailerons burns simply earlier than the collision.

The investigation fee of the central command of the Russian Air Force He went to the scene to make clear the causes of the accident.

The tragedy coincided with a large drone assault by Ukraine in opposition to a dozen Russian areas, on the eve of the presidential elections on this nation.

At the top of January a Russian Il-76 with 65 Ukrainian prisoners on board was allegedly shot down by kyiv within the area of Blgorodas reported by the Russian Instruction Committee.