After experiencing engine failure, a Russian military aircraft crashes

According to local media reports, a Russian military aircraft crashed and caught fire on Friday in western Russia, killing at least four people and injuring six more.

According to the Russian defense ministry and the state-run news agency Interfax, the IL-76 military transport plane crashed close to the city of Ryazan after attempting an emergency landing because of an engine issue while on a training flight.

As it tried to touch down, the plane “partially collapsed,” according to the ministry.

Russian MiG-29SMT jet fighters

In Ryazan, local government officials reported four fatalities and five injuries that required hospitalization. The victims are in a stable condition, according to the regional government’s press service.

The victims of the crash were not identified by the defense ministry.

Ten people were aboard the military plane, according to a witness who spoke to the state-run TASS news agency in Russia. The IL-76 was reportedly traveling from Orenburg to Belgorod.

For more information, Newsweek has gotten in touch with the Russian defense ministry.

This is a developing story and it will be updated.

Jeff Salle

Jeff Salle

Currently lives in Istanbul Turkey reporting news specifically from the middle east with a degree in middle eastern studies from universty of chicago He is 29 years old and married with a turkish woman.

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