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Russian military jet crashes after takeoff, 15 onboard (video)

Authorities investigate fatal incident in Ivanovo region amid reports of engine fire


A Russian Il-76 Ilyushin military jet crashed shortly after takeoff Tuesday, according to authorities.  The aircraft, carrying 15 people, went down due to a fire in one of its engines, as reported by Russia's defense ministry.

The crash occurred in the Ivanovo region, with Russian online news services indicating no survivors.  Unverified videos circulating on social media depict the plane with one engine engulfed in flames and descending rapidly.

Near the crash site, a helicopter is observed circling amidst a dark plume of smoke billowing into the sky.


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