A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 crashed near Perm under unknown circumstances during a training flight. Both pilots ejected safely.
“On August 27, a Su-24 plane crashed 95 km west of the city of Perm while making a flight to the Aircraft Repair Enterprise for scheduled repairs. According to the reports from the scene of the incident, the pilots ejected,” the press office of Russia’s Central Military District reported on Friday.
A helicopter of the search and rescue service has been dispatched for evacuation from the crash site,” the statement added.
The aircraft crashed in a forest area. There were no casualties or damage on the ground.
Unconfirmed video from the scene of a Su-24 crash near Perm. pic.twitter.com/caiHuxIp1i
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A source in the emergency services told the Russian media that the pilots were found and that their lives weren’t in danger. They were evacuated by a helicopter.
The previous crash of a military aircraft during a training flight occurred on August 18 near Astrakhan.
The upgraded MiG-29SMT was not carrying an arms load when it crashed in a deserted area of the Astrakhan region that borders the Caspian Sea, the Defense Ministry’s Southern Military District was quoted as saying.
The plane crashed due to equipment failure. The pilot was killed.