The Ministry of Defense informed about the cause of the crash of IL-76 in the Ryazan region

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The Ministry of Defense informed about the cause of the crash of IL-76 in the Ryazan region
The Ministry of Defense informed about the cause of the crash of IL-76 in the Ryazan region
24 June, 10:40IncidentsPhoto: 112
The military transport aircraft Il-76 made a hard landing on the territory of the Ryazan region during a training flight, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The crew decided to make an emergency landing due to engine failure. Three of the nine people on board were killed.

According to the agency, at the time of contact with the ground, the plane was partially destroyed. The injured were sent to a medical facility, but it is not specified how many people were hospitalized.

According to media reports, the Il-76 was heading from Orenburg to Belgorod. In Ryazan, he was forced to land for refueling. The board crashed near the Mikhailovsky highway. The Ministry of Emergency Situations noted that there was no destruction on the ground. It is also indicated that one of those who was hospitalized is currently sent to the intensive care unit. Doctors assess his condition as serious.

Telegram channels write that the tragedy happened immediately after takeoff: the plane caught fire while still in the air. The same is confirmed by REN TV.

By 7:15 Moscow time, the fire at the crash site was extinguished.

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