Su-25 attack aircraft crashes in Russia’s south, pilot dies

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A pilot has died after a Su-25 aircraft crashed in Russia’s southern Stavropol Region, the Defense Ministry said.

“a Su-25 plane performing a training flight crashed nor far from the Budennovsk airfield in Stavropol Region,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The fight was carried out without ammunition. The plane crashed in an uninhabited area. There is no destruction on the ground. The pilot has died,” it added.

The jet went down at 7:23pm Moscow time (4:23pm GMT).

A special commission has been created within the Defense Ministry to investigate the incident.


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