Number of deaths in Central Russian plane crash rises to four

Baku, June 24, AZERTAC
Four people were killed and five injured in Friday’s Il-76 plane crash near the Central Russian city of Ryazan, the regional government’s crisis response team said, according to TASS.
Earlier, an emergencies source has told TASS the number of people killed in Friday’s crash has risen to four, according to preliminary information.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday its Il-76 military transport plane crash-landed in the Ryazan region due to an engine problem. The malfunction occurred when the plane was performing a training flight with no cargo on board, and the crew decided to perform an off-runway landing. The plane partially disintegrated upon impact.
Injured crew members have been rushed to hospitals, the ministry said.
Earlier, the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry’s Ryazan Region department said the plane crashed at approximately 3:00 Moscow time. A fire broke out at the crash site, but was promptly extinguished.
A TASS correspondent reported from the scene that the plane crashed on a field in the immediate vicinity of several houses. No open fire is seen at the moment. The wreckage is now being damped down. The territory has been cordoned off.

World 2022-06-24 13:32:00