The Ilyushin-76 military airplane reportedly burst into flames before crash-landing in a field in Ryazan, southeast of Moscow. The plane reportedly burst into flames, circled in the air and crash landed. It comes after an Su-25 fighter jet crashed last week.
The Ilyushin-76 was reportedly on its way to Ukraine after refuelling in Ryazan.
It is understood to have taken off from Orenburg in Belgorod, north of the border between Russia and Ukraine.
Nine people are believed to have been on board when the plane crashed.
Several passengers have reportedly died while survivors have been rushed to hospital after being dragged from the wreckage.
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Ilyushin-76s have been used to carry military equipment from Russia to the frontline in Ukraine, which Russian troops invaded on February 24.
It follows Russia’s defence ministry announcing two days ago that a £9million Su-25 military aircraft had crashed in Rostov Province in southern Russia, killing a pilot.
That crash happened during a routine training flight far from residential areas, according to the defence ministry.
The cause of the accident may have been a technical malfunction. An team of investigators from the Russian Air Force has been trying to uncover the circumstances of the fatal crash.
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