Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Russian Su-30 fighter jet crashed in Tver region

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet has crashed near the village of Dornikovo in the Tver region, 40 kilometers from Vyshny Volochok, on 22 September.

At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with two pilots on board.

Both pilots ejected and were recovered alive by a Mi-8 search and rescue helicopter not long after the crash.


“On September 22, a Su-30 jet of the Western Military District crashed during a planned training flight in the Tver Region. The crew has safely ejected. After landing, the pilots made contact,” the message informs. The crew members have been evacuated to their air base. The press service that the jet had crashed in the forest area, there is no damage on the ground.

Some sources said that another Su-35 fighter jet accidentally fired on Su-30 during training fights.

Su-30 is a multirole 4++ generation fighter jet for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface missions.

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