Media: Putin’s plane was damaged

The Il-96-300 special flight detachment (SLO) Russia, serving top officials, including President Vladimir Putin, was damaged and needs repair, write «Izvestia».

According to the website this aircraft first took to the air in 2012, the last flight was made on 9 December 2016.

The Il-96 has dents on the casing of the sixth section of the slat left wing of the plane and damage on the leading edge of the fairing end of the right side of the stabilizer. The maximum contract price for the repair of the Board is 80 million rubles.

As the newspaper notes, the aircraft is often used during Putin’s foreign trips. In particular, the Board he flew in October 2016 in Berlin for talks of the Normandy four States.

In the office of the President of the Russian Federation refused to disclose the circumstances of the incident, noting that such incidents happen in the practice of both private and state carriers.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov assured that the repair liner will not affect the schedule of Putin.

«This will have no effect. There is a reserve plane,» he said.

Recall that in 2015, Russia for the first time appeared on the second line in the rating of countries with the highest number of crashes. According to the online aviation safety the Aviation Safety Network, which tracks cases of air crashes in the last 70 years in Russia there was a 360 crash, which killed 298 people 7.

First place was taken by the United States, where since 1945 occurred 788 plane crashes, which killed more than 10 thousand people. In third place was Brazil, where there have been 185 plane crashes.

Media: Putin’s plane was damaged 17.01.2017

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