17:30 GMT22 February 2020
Listen Live
    Russia

    Russian Su-24M Flanker Jet Crashes in Far East, Both Pilots Killed

    Russia
    Get short URL
    114
    Subscribe

    A Russian Su-24M Fencer supersonic attack jet has crashed in Russia's eastern Khabarovsk region killing both pilots, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Both pilots were killed in the crash, the ministry said in a statement.

    “Today at 2:35 p.m. Moscow time [11:35 GMT] an Su-24M.2 crashed near the Khurba Airfield on takeoff during a training flight.”

    “The plane crashed in uninhabited region, there is no damage on the ground,” according to the Defense Ministry’s statement.

    Related:

    US Navy Releases Videos of Su-24 Flying Near USS Ross
    Rescuers Retrieve Black Boxes From Crashed Su-24 Bomber in Southern Russia
    Pilots of Crashed Russian Su-24 Bomber Confirmed Dead
    Tags:
    Plane crash, casualties, Su-24, Russia, Khabarovsk Region
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook