Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ilyushin Il-103, RA-61912: Accident occurred July 22, 2012 in Alekanovo, Ryazan distr., Ryazan region - Russia

Plane Crash Kills Child, 2 Others Outside Ryazan

Three people, including a child, were killed in a plane crash in Ryazan region in central Russia on Sunday, emergency services reported.

The crashed aircraft was a single-engine Il-103 plane, capable of carrying four people, an emergency service spokesman said.

Rescuers found three bodies in the wreckage, including two adult men and a boy, the spokesman said, without providing their names. No people on the ground were injured in the crash.

It remained unclear what caused the crash, which ended an unsanctioned flight, according to the emergency services.

The incident was the third of its kind in Russia on Sunday. A small plane capsized during landing in Lipetsk region, sending three people in a hospital, and two people had to seek medical help after the chassis of their L-410 aircraft broke during landing in the Moscow region.