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Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow

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One of three pilots rehearsing a flight of two Su-27 fighters ahead of MAKS-2009 air show was killed as the military aircraft collided southeast of Moscow on Sunday.
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One of three pilots rehearsing a flight of two Su-27 fighters ahead of MAKS-2009 air show was killed as the military aircraft collided southeast of Moscow on Sunday

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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One of three pilots rehearsing a flight of two Su-27 fighters ahead of MAKS-2009 air show was killed as the military aircraft collided southeast of Moscow on Sunday

© RIA Novosti . Grigoriy Sisoev / Go to the photo bank

The accident may have been caused by a flying skill error, according to a Defense Ministry source.

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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The accident may have been caused by a flying skill error, according to a Defense Ministry source.

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Prosecutors from the Moscow Military District have already launched a probe into the crash.

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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Prosecutors from the Moscow Military District have already launched a probe into the crash.

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A local police spokesman also said five civilians had been hospitalized with injuries as the jets crashed into adjacent summer cottages.

Two fighters collide during preparations for MAKS-2009 - Sputnik International
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A local police spokesman also said five civilians had been hospitalized with injuries as the jets crashed into adjacent summer cottages.

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The accident will not delay the MAKS-2009 show slated for August 18, the organizer said on Sunday.

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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The accident will not delay the MAKS-2009 show slated for August 18, the organizer said on Sunday.

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A house in Sosny village hit by a falling Sukhoi Su-27 fighter

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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A house in Sosny village hit by a falling Sukhoi Su-27 fighter

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Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow

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Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow

Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow  - Sputnik International
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Two Su-27 fighters collide southeast of Moscow

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