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Russian military plane crashes; 8 crew members and 7 passengers, 15 people killed

Shortly after takeoff, one of the aircraft’s engines caught fire mid-air and the aircraft lost contact with the control tower.
Dawn Aviation reporter
Moscow: The cargo plane of the Russian army crashed due to an engine fire and all 15 people on board were killed. According to the Russian media, the cargo plane took off from Ivano-Frankivsk It was full. There were 8 crew members and 7 passengers on board. The place where the plane crashed is near the border of Ukraine, but the Russian military has ruled out the possibility of terrorism or the action of the Ukrainian army being involved in the accident. Shortly after takeoff, one of the aircraft’s engines caught fire in the air, and then the aircraft lost contact with the control tower, on which the search team was sent for a rescue operation. Air debris was found in the area from a field. The bodies of 15 people, whose identities have not been revealed, have been recovered from the wreckage of the plane. In the videos that have gone viral on social media, it can be seen that one of the engines of the Russian military plane caught fire and it rapidly landed in a vertical position.

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