The Su-34 generation 4 ++ fighter-bomber crashed during a scheduled flight in the Khabarovsk Territory. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the press service of the Eastern Military District on Wednesday, October 21.
“In the Khabarovsk Territory, during a scheduled training flight, a Su-34 aircraft from the Eastern Military District crashed. The pilots ejected. There is no threat to their health. The crew members have been evacuated to the home base,” the message says.
According to the military, the flight was carried out without ammunition. The plane crashed in a wooded flat area. There is no destruction on earth.
To establish the causes and circumstances of the incident, a commission from the Eastern Military District was sent to the scene of the accident.
The Su-34 bomber was developed by the Sukhoi company (part of the UAC of the Rostec state corporation) and has been serially produced since 2005. It is designed to engage both ground and surface enemy targets at any time of the day or night under any meteorological conditions.
The Su-34 uses long-range air-to-surface and air-to-air guided weapons. The peculiarities of the Su-34, in particular, are a long flight range – up to 4000 km, high flight speed – up to 1900 km / h. The combat load of the aircraft can be 8 tons.
The Su-34 has a crew of two. The aircraft crew members are placed in the cockpit in a “side-by-side” arrangement (not one behind the other).