Four people were killed as an Ilyushin Il-76 military cargo plane crashed and caught fire while landing near Russia's western city of Ryazan on Friday.The Russian Defense Ministry said - in a statement today, Friday, that an Il-76 military transport plane crashed while carrying out a training flight in the eastern Ryazan province.
The statement indicated that the Russian plane, which was on a training flight without cargo, experienced a technical failure during an emergency landing and partially crashed when landing, noting that the injured crew members were transferred to the hospital without providing any other details in this regard.
On Wednesday, Russian source confirmed the disappearance of an An-30 aircraft from radar screens in the Republic of Sakha, “Yakutia” in eastern Siberia.
The source added that the aircraft was carrying 7 people on board, while the searching operation is underway.
Rescuers later discovered the plane around 70 km away from the Village of Olenek, TASS reported, citing the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations as three persons of the seven on-board were injured after the aircraft made a hard landing in Russia’s Far Eastern Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), officials said.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation announced that an An-2 plane with 3 people on board disappeared from radar in Yakutia, eastern Russia.
According to the Russia Today website, the Local Emergency Management said in a statement that it had received this morning information that a plane belonging to a private company had taken off from the Yakutsk republic’s capital, had not reached its destination on time.