Prototype military transport plane crashes outside Moscow
A prototype military transport plane crashed while performing a test flight outside Moscow on Tuesday, according to 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 west of Moscow, spokespeople of the corporation said, TASS reported.
According to various unconfirmed reports, the accident was caused by a fire in the right-wing engine.
The fate of the crew is still unknown and rescue works are underway.