A Russian Su-30 fighter jet has crashed in Russia’s Tver Region during a planned training flight with pilots managing to eject safely, the press service of the Western Military District informed.
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“On September 22, a Su-30 jet of the Western Military District has crashed during a planned training flight in the Tver Region. The crew has safely ejected. After landing, the pilots made contact,” the message informs. The crew members have been evacuated to their airbase.
“The plane crashed in the forest area. There is no destruction on the ground. In order to determine the causes and circumstances of the incident, a commission of the Western Military District was sent to the crash site,” the press service added.
The Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO reporting name Flanker-C) is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.
The Su-30 jets are operated by various nations including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and other nations. India operates the Su-30 MKI version which is developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).