Thursday, July 16, 2020

Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashes in Syria

Recommended

Russian military helicopters spotted along Armenian-Turkish border

Russian military helicopters were spotted flying close to the border between Armenia and Turkey right after Turkish foreign minister strongly condemned a deadly Armenian...

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone

Russian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russia’s...

Russia develops new light air-transportable armored vehicle

Russia’s Military Industrial Company has unveiled the new state-of-the-art family of armored vehicles can carry out a wide variety of missions, including reconnaissance, command...

Several Russian soldiers wounded in car bombing in Syria

Several Russian soldiers were wounded Tuesday in a car bombing in northeastern Syria, according to Bild’s foreign policy editor Julian Röpcke. "Massive car bomb attack...

Russia reports tracked of 30 foreign planes near borders within a week

Russian fighter jets tracked 30 foreign planes near Russia's borders within a week, according to the infographics published in the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya...

Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed off the coast of Syria’s Latakia. Two pilots have died after fighter crashed, the Russian Defence Ministry has said.

On Thursday morning, a Russian Su-30SM went down in the Mediterranean Sea after taking off from Khmeimim Airbase.

Pilots “fought to take the aircraft under control till the last minute,” the Russian Defence Ministry said. Both of them died as the result of the incident.

- Advertisement -

According to the ministry, this happened around 9:45 Moscow time over the Mediterranean Sea after taking off from the airfield Khmeimim. At the time of the crash, the aircraft gained altitude. Presumably, a bird caught the engine of the fighter. “Both pilots, who fought for the plane until the last minutes,” the report said.

More: Kazakhstan to acquire additional Su-30SM ‘Flanker’ fighters jets

She Su-30SM is a multirole fighter aircraft developed by JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau for the Russian Air Force. It is an advanced derivative of the Su-30MK combat aircraft family.

More: Myanmar orders six Su-30 fighter aircraft from Russia

The Su-30MK series fighters are in service with the Algerian Air Force, Indian Air Force (IAF), Indonesian Air Force, People’s Liberation Army Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Ugandan Air Force, Venezuelan Air Force and Vietnam People’s Air Force.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

TRENDING NOW

Related News

U.S. Marine Corps turns to Knight’s Armament for small arms suppressors

The United States Marine Corps takes new steps to receive new suppressors for use with M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR), M4 Carbine and M4A1 Close...

U.S. Air Force launched dozens of C-130s in largest ‘elephant walk’ exercise

On Tuesday, the U.S Air Force conducted the largest ‘elephant walk’ exercise, launching approximately 40 C-130 military transport aircraft in a row. An ‘Elephant Walk’...

Japan deploys new V-22 Osprey aircraft to Chiba amid protests

Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) deployed the first V-22 Osprey aircraft to Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture amid safety protests in Saga. The newest...

Russia reports tracked of 30 foreign planes near borders within a week

Russian fighter jets tracked 30 foreign planes near Russia's borders within a week, according to the infographics published in the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya...