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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.

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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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