Russian Air Force Antonov An-124-100 crashed i…

Russian Air Force Antonov An-124-100 crashed in a residential area, December 6, 1997

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On December 6, 1997, a Russian Air Force Antonov An-124-100 (Ruslan), en route from Irkutsk to Cam Ranh Air Base in Vietnam, crashed in a residential area after take-off. 72 people died: all the crew and 49 people on the ground, among them 14 children.

This was exactly 20 years ago today. Image via the always amazing @siberian_times