Russia Su-34 fighter jet crashes in North Ossetia: Russian Defense Ministry

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.

“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.

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

The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania is located in the Caucasus of southern Russia.

“The plane crashed in a deserted area. There was no destruction on the ground. The crew died,” the ministry added.

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

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