Thursday, September 16, 2021

Russian Su-24M «Flanker» Bomber Crashes in Khabarovsk

A Sukhoi Su-24 jet of the Russian Defense Ministry has crashed in in Khabarovsk, a source in the law enforcement authorities told Interfax.

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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