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Attack plane crashes in north Russia, both pilots survive

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A Su-24 all-weather attack aircraft crashed on a runway on Wednesday in the Murmansk Region of north Russia, but both pilots ejected safely, a Russian Air Force spokesman said.

MOSCOW, June 17 (RIA Novosti) - A Su-24 all-weather attack aircraft crashed on a runway on Wednesday in the Murmansk Region of north Russia, but both pilots ejected safely, a Russian Air Force spokesman said.

"There are no fatalities or destruction on the ground," Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said.

A Defense Ministry official said a technical malfunction could be to blame for the crash, and that the plane had burnt completely after the accident.

The Defense Ministry and the Air Force command set up a commission to investigate the crash.

 

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