The Su-35S fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces caught fire four minutes after takeoff from Dzemgi airbase.
Russian Aerospace Forces Su-35 fighter jet has crashed in the far east of Russia on Saturday, Russian Interfax news agency reported citing rescue officials.
Four minutes after the takeoff, the pilot ejected, and the fighter jet continued to fly towards Sakhalin.
The incident took place near the settlement of Smirnykh, while the reasons for the ignition of the tail section was attributed to engine fire.
Later, the Su-35 crashed in the Sea of Okhotsk. As a result of the incident, there are no injuries or damage.
Citing a report from rescue officials, Interfax reported that Su-35 jet was performing a training flight, but the engine failed.
The Su-35 is the latest generation of Soviet-era Su-27 fighter jet. It is a twin-engine, multirole air superiority fighter aircraft powered by two AL-117S turbofan engines and fitted with thrust vectoring nozzles allowing the aircraft to attain “super maneuverability”.
On 30 July 2021, a Chinese Su-35 fighter also crashed in China – according to dailymail.cn, the combat aircraft was engulfed in flames during the flight.
According to Chinese media reports, on July 30, 2020, a PLA Air Force combat aircraft crashed in Guangdong province. According to the Chinese media, the Su-35 fighter belongs to 6th Aviation Brigade based in Guangdong province. Su-35 crashed during a routine training mission. The PLA Air Force attributed crash to an engine failure.
On 4 September 2020, the internet took a buzz with reports that Taiwan has shot-down a Chinese Air Force, Russian-origin Su-35 aircraft because it supposedly violated its airspace. Media reports have also surfaced claiming that Taiwan’s move comes after Chinese PLA aircraft made several incursions into Taiwanese airspace over the last few months.
As claimed by The Jewish Press, the plane crashed in Guangxi, an autonomous coastal region in southern China, bordering Vietnam, after intruding into the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea.
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