An Il-76 aircraft has crashed by end of runway of Gao airport, Mali.
Local sources report the crash of an IL-76 transport aircraft in the Gao region of Mali.
UPDATE New video footage shows the Ilyushin IL-76 (TZ-98T) landing on runway 06 at overrunning the end of it at high speed until it broke into parts and caught fire.
There is speculation that the plane may have belonged to the “Wagner” company.
The causes of the crash are unknown for now.
The Ilyushin Il-76 is a multi-purpose, fixed-wing, four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union’s Ilyushin design bureau as a commercial freighter in 1967, to replace the Antonov An-12.
It was developed to deliver heavy machinery to remote, poorly served areas.