Thursday, November 19, 2020

Russian Su-34 combat jet crashes in Khabarovsk Region

A Russian Air Force Su-34 Fullback combat jet crashed in the Khabarovsk Region in the Russian Far East, according to a Wednesday statement from the Eastern Military District.

A Sukhoi Su-34 twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie on October 21, the press office said.

“The pilots ejected. There is no threat to their health. The crew members have now been evacuated to their home airfield,” the press office specified.

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The bomber crashed in a wooded and low-land area. The combat plane performed its training flight without an ammunition load and the crash caused no damage on the ground, it said.

“A commission of the Eastern Military District has been sent to the incident site to establish the causes and circumstances of the crash,” the press office said.

The Su-34 multirole supersonic fighter-bomber is designated to effectively strike enemy ground and air targets day and night in any weather conditions.

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