• IL76 crashes during take-off in Tajikistan

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Sat Oct 21 15:03:06 2023
    An Ilyushin IL-76 caught fire at Gissar airport in Tajikistan on Friday evening. During take-off, a fire reportedly broke out in one of the engines of the Russian transport plane, after which the aircraft ended up in the grass.

    The Ukrainian news agency RBC reports this based on reports on Telegram. According to the news agency, the plane burned down completely. There were eight people on the plane and they reportedly escaped unscathed. The registration number of the aircraft is not yet known, but according to RBC it is a transport aircraft of the Russian army.

    This is the second time in a short time that an accident has occurred with an Ilyushin Il-76. At the end of last month, another Il-76 crashed in Mali.

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