Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board crashes in Ivanovo

A engine fire during takeoff is the likely cause of the accident: Officials

Russia aircraft crash Russian aircraft seen caught fire before its crash in Ivanovo | X

A military transport aircraft from Russia carrying 15 people crashed during takeoff at an air base in western Russia on Tuesday. Reportedly, all the people on board were killed in the crash. 

According to the Defence Ministry, an Il-76 aircraft with eight crew and seven passengers on board crashed in the Ivanovo region. 

An engine fire during takeoff was the likely cause of the crash, said the statement. 

The four-engine Il-76 is a heavy-lift transport plane that has been in service since the 1970s with the Soviet and then Russian Air Force.


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