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

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    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.


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