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Friday Jun 24 2022
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Reuters

Russian military cargo plane crashes, killing four: reports

By
Reuters
Members of emergency services work at the site of the Antonov-12 cargo airplane emergency landing in Lviv region, Ukraine October 4, 2019. —Reuters
Members of emergency services work at the site of the Antonov-12 cargo airplane emergency landing in Lviv region, Ukraine October 4, 2019. —Reuters

An Ilyushin Il-76 military cargo plane crashed and caught fire while landing near Russia's western city of Ryazan on Friday, killing four of the nine people on board, the RIA news agency reported, citing local authorities.

Five people were hospitalised with injuries, RIA said.

The Interfax news agency separately quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying the plane had suffered an engine malfunction while on a training flight. The ministry gave no details of crew deaths.