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Russian Air Force’s newest transport aircraft crashes near Moscow

A prototype of the newest Russian IL-112V military light transport aircraft crashed during a flight in Kubinka outside Moscow.

The incident occurred during a training flight at the Kubinka air base. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Eyewitnesses report that the plane caught fire shortly before the crash.

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All three crew members on board were killed when the Il-112V went down on Aug. 17.

*This is a developing story. More details will be added as they emerge.

The Il-112V is the first military transport plane developed in Russia from scratch in the post-Soviet period. The work on the plane’s development has been going on at the Ilyushin Aircraft Company since 2014. The Il-112V is designated to transport personnel, military hardware and armaments.

Russia is developing the Il-112V to replace An-26 and An-24 turbo-prop planes. The Il-112 performed its debut flight on March 30, 2019, and took to the skies for the second time two years later.

The project to develop a new aircraft faced numerous technical difficulties.

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