Warplane crashes in Russia

Warplane crashes in Russia

The Su-24M tactical bomber went down in Russia’s Volgograd region.

That’s according to the Baza Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports.

According to tentative reports, the bomber had two  pilots on board. The cause of the disaster is being investigated.

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It is noted that the plane was unarmed on a training flight. Around 19:00, the aircraft disappeared from radars.

It is currently unclear whether the pilots managed to eject.

The Ministry of Defense has confirmed the crash during a training flight.

Mi-8 helicopters were deployed on a search and rescue mission.

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