The Russian-built Ilyushin Il-76, a military transport aircraft exploded during the pressure test in the hangar.
As reported by some Russian media, the Ilyushin Il-76 failed during the pressurization test and exploded or depressurized quickly. The incident occurred at the Aviastar factory in Ulyanovsk, in quarters of Russian military transport airplanes.
During the test, few workers and professionals were present inside the hangar. After the solemn explosion of the Russian aircraft, one worker was killed while six others were injured.
However, the Russian state media has not stated the damage it has caused to the aircraft structure and hangar. But the accident is being investigated to find the precise source of this casualty.
More about Aircraft
Russian state military forces utilize aircraft for transportation. The Ilyushin IL-76MD-90A is a renewed military transport aircraft developed by the Ilyushin Aviation Complex, a subordinate of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).
It can take 126 parachutists or 145 corps in a single-deck layout and 225 battalions in a double-deck configuration. It can also accommodate special equipment to carry 114 injured individuals.
The Russian Il-76MD-90A is a modernized version of the primary Soviet Il-76MD carrier aircraft. Rather than the old D-30KP-2 engines, the more robust and more contemporary PS-90A-76 is used.
As reported by mil.in.ua, the latest engines made it feasible to extremely improve the maximum flight range. Engines with a thrust of up to 14.5 tons permit the aircraft to raise up to 60 tons of payload into the air.
Last year in early December, Russia’s Defense Ministry acquired the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft. This aircraft that went through the incident was the fourth aircraft of this type built-in 2022.
As of today, the Aviastar aircraft factory has produced 17 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A aerial refueling plane under various agreements.