NEWS Rescuers have found wreckage of missing Il-76 aircraft in Russia’s Irkutsk region

CmbdecdWgAEmyazOne of the world’s biggest firefighting planes has gone missing while tackling a huge blaze in a forest in the Irkutsk region of Russia.

Debris from the Il-76 aircraft, that went missing on Friday morning in Russia’s Irkutsk region, has been found, spokesperson of the operational headquarters said Sunday.

UPDATE 8 bodies & the two black boxes have been recovered from the crash site

What we know?

  • Plane was in the district of Bayanderovsky
  • 11 crew and fire-fighters on board
  • Flying at an altitude of 3,000 metres
  • Last contact was at 0534 local time
  • Aircraft was in “good condition”