ussian Su-34 Fighter Jet Crashes During Training Flight, Killing Two Pilots

In a tragic incident on Tuesday, a Russian Su-34 fighter jet crashed during a training flight in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, located in the North Caucasus region. The crash resulted in the deaths of both pilots on board, according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

The Ministry reported that the aircraft went down in a mountainous and deserted area while performing a planned training flight. “In the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, a Su-34 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in a mountainous area while performing a planned training flight. The plane crashed in a deserted area. The crew was killed,” the statement read.

Preliminary investigations by the Defense Ministry have pointed to a technical malfunction as the likely cause of the crash. A special commission has been dispatched to the scene to thoroughly investigate and establish all the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Russian state media, citing sources within the emergency services, confirmed that two pilots were on board at the time of the crash. Further details are expected to emerge as the investigation progresses.–News Desk