In Russia, a NEW military TEST-plane caught fire in the air and crashed (FOTO)
IL-112B is a test aircraft, it crashed during a test flight.Screenshot
In Russia, where the An-26 crashed only a month and a half ago , there was a new plane crash – with the latest military transport aircraft IL-112v.
This was reported by RBC .
The accident happened near the Kubinka airfield in the Moscow region. It is assumed that while performing a training flight, the plane landed and fell into a forest strip.
According to Russian media, before the crash, the crew managed to report a fire on board. As can be seen in the footage, before falling into the IL-112B right in the air, the right engine caught fire:https://www.unian.ua/player/euvcTZ5RPlane crash near Moscow
At the helm of the aircraft was a test pilot, the hero of Russia Nikolai Kuimov. In total, there were three people on board. According to preliminary data, none of them survived.
Technical reasons and a pilot error are among the reasons for what happened. However, the reason will be officially named based on the results of the investigation of the special commission.
Russian plane IL-112v: what is known?
IL-112V is a new generation Russian light transport aircraft manufactured at the Voronezh Aircraft Plant. Designed to replace An-24 and An-26 aircraft.
It is planned to produce modifications for military transport and commercial aircraft.
The plane arrived in Zhukovsky near Moscow to participate in the Russian military forum “Army 2021”.