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Russian Su-24M Flanker Jet Crashes in Far East, Both Pilots Killed

Sputnik News

15:51 06.07.2015(updated 15:55 06.07.2015)

A Russian Su-24M Fencer supersonic attack jet has crashed in Russia's eastern Khabarovsk region killing both pilots, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – 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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