Russian military plane crashes southeast of Moscow: 5 crew members killed

Five people were killed when a Russian military plane crashed

A Russian military cargo plane crashed on Friday during a training flight after being refueled 200 km southeast of Moscow. As a result, five crew members were killed and a number of wounded. authorities said.

An Il-76 heavy lift aircraft crashed in the Ryazan region After an engine problem forced the 10-man crew to attempt an emergency landing. Plane without payload He flew from Belgorod to Orenburgaccording to the Russian news agency TASS.

At first the regional administration said that Four crew members were killed and five others were injured When the plane hit a power line and crashed into a field outside the city of Ryazan.

but later, tast mentioned who – which One of the wounded died.

“During a training flight without payload, due to a Determine the defect in the engine, the crew decided to land. “The plane was partially destroyed on contact with the ground,” Russian agencies quoted a Defense Ministry statement as saying, adding that the injured crew members had been taken to hospital.

The wreckage of the plane caught fire after the crash. Five people were killed and four others were injured.

Incident video It showed at least one charred engine separated from the fuselage Which is located on a green meadow near the forest, road and houses. Pieces of the plane were scattered in the meadowSome of them are on fire.

The Il-76 was designed with four engines in the 1970s has served The main heavy cargo aircraft of the Soviet and Russian Air Force. Several other countries have also used this aircraft model for this mission.

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All over Russia, in eastern Siberia, Emergency teams searched a vast area near Yakutsk on Friday for another cargo plane, An-2 that disappeared from the radar on Wednesday.

tast He said The plane was carrying two crew members and one passenger. As well as tons of merchandise. There were reports that the plane’s emergency beacons had failed and its location was left unknown, and The mountainous terrain complicated the search by helicopters, The news agency said.

(With information from Reuters and AP)

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