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Russian SU-34 bomber crashes in Caucasus, crew killed: Report

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Jun 11, 2024 10:36 AM IST

A Russian SU-34 bomber crashed in the Caucasus mountains during a routine training flight likely due to a technical malfunction.

A Russian SU-34 bomber crashed in the Caucasus mountains during a routine training flight likely due to a technical malfunction, killing the crew aboard, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday, citing the defence ministry.

Russian SU-34 bomber crashes in Caucasus, crew killed: Report(Representational image)
Russian SU-34 bomber crashes in Caucasus, crew killed: Report(Representational image)

"In the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, in a mountainous area, an Su-34 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed during a scheduled training flight," Russia's RIA state news agency cited the defence ministry as saying.

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"The plane crashed in a deserted area. There is no destruction on the ground. The crew was killed."

It was not immediately known how many people were on board.

The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Soviet-origin Russian all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber aircraft.

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