24 Feb 2022 22:33

Russian Aerospace Forces' An-26 transport plane crashes near Voronezh, crew killed - Western Military District

MOSCOW. Feb 24 (Interfax) - An Antonov An-26 transport plane of the Russian Aerospace Forces has crashed in the Voronezh region, and its crew has been killed, the Western Military District reported on Thursday evening.

"An An-26 plane of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed while on a planned flight transporting military equipment in the Voronezh region on February 24. The crew has died," the district said.

"There is no damage on the ground. Preliminary findings indicate that the accident might have been caused by mechanical failure," it said.

An Aerospace Forces commission has been dispatched to the crash scene to determine its causes, it said.