WORLD Prototype military transport plane crashes outside Moscow


Prototype military transport plane crashes outside Moscow


18:21, August 17, 2021

Russian military transport plane Ilyushin Il-112V conducts its first flight in Voronezh, Russia on March 30. 2019. (File photo provided by Ilyushin Aviation Complex)

A prototype military transport plane crashed while performing a test flight outside Moscow on Tuesday, Russian news agencies reported, citing Russia's United Aircraft Corporation.

The new light military transport plane, Il-112V, crashed in a forested area as it was coming in for a landing at the Kubinka airfield about 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Moscow, spokespeople of the corporation told the Tass news agency.

The Interfax news agency reported, citing an anonymous source familiar with the incident, that three people were aboard the plane and were feared dead.

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