The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Su-34 Has Accident in Russia's Khabarovsk Region, Pilots Self-Eject

Sputnik News

10:32 GMT 21.10.2020(updated 10:33 GMT 21.10.2020)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Su-34 aircraft had an accident in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, the pilots managed to self-eject, the press service of the Eastern Military District said Wednesday.

The plane was carrying out a scheduled training flight.

The two pilots are safe and have been brought to the base.

"The flight was carried out without ammunition. The plane crashed in a flat, wooded area. There is no destruction on the ground," the press service said.

A commission from the Eastern Military District was sent to the scene of the accident to establish the causes and circumstances of the crash.

Su-34 is the Russian multipurpose fighter-bomber capable of effectively targeting surface, sea and air objects in any geographic area with the use of all aircraft munition types. The equipment installed on the Su-34 allows for the use of weapons against several targets simultaneously.

© Sputnik



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list