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Algerian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet crashed, Both pilots died

The Algerian military fighter jet crashed under unknown circumstances during a night training. Both pilots died in the crash.

The Russian SU 24 aircraft crashed late on Wednesday in an inhabited agricultural area in the Northern province of Tiaret, the ministry said in a statement.

It was the first such incident since the country’s worst military plane crash that killed 257 people in April last year at a military base near Algiers.

“Following this tragic event, the Lieutenant-General, Deputy Minister of National Defense Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army immediately ordered the opening of an investigation to elucidate the causes and the circumstances of the crash “, we read, moreover, in a statement from the Ministry of Defense.

It was the first such incident since the country’s worst military plane crash that killed 257 people in April last year at a military base near Algiers.

The Sukhoi Su-24 is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew.

It remains in service with the Russian Air Force, Syrian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Force, Azerbaijan Air Force and various air forces to which it was exported.

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