Russian Il-76 cargo plane crashes on the way to Ukraine ‘after catching fire mid-air’ killing four

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A massive Russian Il-76 cargo plane has crashed en route to Ukraine, killing four crew, as it exploded into a huge fireball in the sky. 

The Ilyushin-76 was attempting an emergency landing in Ryazan shortly after refuelling in the city.

But the plane erupted in flames as it flew overhead while on a flight to supply Vladimir Putin’s war effort.

A massive Russian Il-76 cargo plane has crashed en route to Ukraine, killing four crew, as it exploded into a huge fireball in the sky

A massive Russian Il-76 cargo plane has crashed en route to Ukraine, killing four crew, as it exploded into a huge fireball in the sky

A massive Russian Il-76 cargo plane has crashed en route to Ukraine, killing four crew, as it exploded into a huge fireball in the sky

The Ilyushin-76 (file image) was attempting an emergency landing in Ryazan shortly after refuelling in the city

The Ilyushin-76 (file image) was attempting an emergency landing in Ryazan shortly after refuelling in the city

A dramatic video shows a burning Russian military transport plane crash-landing on

As it landed behind residential tower blocks it explodes in flames and smoke, killing at least four of the nine crew.

Others remain in a ‘grave’ situation in hospital.

Voices filming the stricken plane are heard saying: ‘Its all in flames, look.’

And: ‘It’s flying at us… So scary, it’s flying at us… It’s going to hit the houses, look…

‘This is it (the plane hits the ground).’

As it landed behind residential tower blocks it explodes in flames and smoke, killing at least four of the nine crew

As it landed behind residential tower blocks it explodes in flames and smoke, killing at least four of the nine crew

As it landed behind residential tower blocks it explodes in flames and smoke, killing at least four of the nine crew

The plane erupted in flames as it flew overhead while on a flight to supply Vladimir Putin's war effort

The plane erupted in flames as it flew overhead while on a flight to supply Vladimir Putin’s war effort

The Ilyushin was en route from Orenburg to Belgorod, close to the war zone, when it crashed.

Reports say it suffered engine failure following the refuelling stop but a full investigation is underway.

Belgorod is the capital of a Russian region of the same name bordering Ukraine.

The three who died at the crash site were named as Vladimir Petrushin, Nikolai Gorbunov, and Dmitry Andreev.

One more crew member died in hospital.

Such Ilyushin aircraft have been used in recent months for transporting military equipment to the war zone.

Ryazan is 125 miles southeast of Moscow and not close to the war zone.

The three who died at the crash site were named as Vladimir Petrushin, Nikolai Gorbunov, and Dmitry Andreev, while another died in hospital

The three who died at the crash site were named as Vladimir Petrushin, Nikolai Gorbunov, and Dmitry Andreev, while another died in hospital

The city is a key base for Russian paratroopers, who have suffered significant losses in the war in Ukraine.

The crash site field was near shops and residential buildings but there were understood to be no casualties on the ground.

The cause of the crash was under investigation early today.

Elsewhere, Russia continued its massive assault in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region today on the four-month anniversary of Putin launching his savage invasion.

After failing to gain a quick victory by capturing Kyiv, Putin’s forces are now focused on taking control of eastern Ukraine in what has become a war of attrition, with no end in sight, and the risk that the conflict could widen in Europe.

Russian forces were shelling civilian infrastructure in several towns and cities, Ukraine’s general staff said. Moscow denies it targets civilians, but Kyiv and the West have accused Russian forces of war crimes against civilians.

Such Ilyushin aircraft have been used in recent months for transporting military equipment to the war zone

Such Ilyushin aircraft have been used in recent months for transporting military equipment to the war zone

The crash site field was near shops and residential buildings but there were understood to be no casualties on the ground

The crash site field was near shops and residential buildings but there were understood to be no casualties on the ground

The key objective for Russian forces were the twin cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, which sit on opposite banks of the Siverskyi Donets River in Luhansk province.

Ukrainian troops will ‘have to be withdrawn’ from the mostly Russian-occupied Sievierodonetsk, the regional governor said on Friday.

Some of the heaviest fighting of the entire Russian invasion has taken place in Sievierodonetsk, where street-by-street battles have been going on for a month, with Russia slowly and painstakingly taking more ground.

‘Remaining in positions smashed to pieces over many months just for the sake of staying there does not make sense,’ Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said on television.

Russia launched shelling attacks from tanks, mortars, artillery and jets near Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, and nearby Bila Hora, Vovchoyarivka, Spirny and Berestovo, the general staff said.

Reuters could not immediately verify the reports.

An aerial view of destroyed houses near Hostomel Avenue as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues in Irpin

An aerial view of destroyed houses near Hostomel Avenue as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues in Irpin

Russia continued its massive assault in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region today on the four-month anniversary of Putin launching his savage invasion

Russia continued its massive assault in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region today on the four-month anniversary of Putin launching his savage invasion

A woman walks past a shell crater in front of a damaged residential building in the town of Siversk, Donetsk

A woman walks past a shell crater in front of a damaged residential building in the town of Siversk, Donetsk

Russian forces were blocking Ukrainian sea communications in the northwest part of the Black Sea and were seeking to resume the offensive in the Mykolaviv area, the general staff added.

A river port and ship-building centre just off the Black Sea, Mykolaiv has been a bastion against Russian efforts to push West towards Ukraine’s main port city of Odesa.

Zelensky has urged Ukraine’s allies to speed up shipments of heavy weapons to match Russia on the battlefield.

Ukrainian defence minister said HIMARS multiple rocket systems had arrived from the United States.

The United States will provide an additional $450 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including more long-range rocket systems, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country.

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