An Ilyushin Il-76 military cargo plane crashed and caught fire while landing near Russia's western city of Ryazan on Friday, killing four of the nine people on board, the RIA news agency reported, citing local authorities.
Five people were hospitalized with injuries, RIA said.
The Interfax news agency separately quoted Russia's defense ministry as saying the plane had suffered an engine malfunction while on a training flight. According to a source cited by TASS, the cause of the crash was an engine fire. The ministry gave no details of crew deaths.