Su-24 bomber crashed near Perm, told informed source of Interfax.
“The Su-24 plane was performing a training flight and crashed, according to preliminary data, due to equipment failure. Both pilots ejected and survived, ”he said.
According to him, the plane crashed near the city of Vereshchagino. “The pilots are not Perm, they flew to the region for exercises,” the source said.
The Ministry of Defense explained that the Su-24 crashed during a scheduled overhaul flight. According to the military, the plane was without ammunition.
Su-24 pilots taken to hospital for inspection, transfers RIA Novosti source.
This is the third crash of the Defense Ministry’s planes in 10 days. Previous military plane crash during training flight happened August 18 near Astrakhan. There, near the Ashuluk training ground, a MiG-29 fighter crashed. The preliminary version of the crash was also called a failure of technology. The day before, on August 17, Il-112V military transport aircraft suffered crash during a training flight in the suburbs. There were three people on board, they died. The crashed plane was a prototype, the serial production of such machines is planned to begin in 2023.
Su-24 (NATO codification Fencer – “Fencer”) is a front-line bomber developed at the Sukhoi Design Bureau (Sukhoi company, part of the KLA). Designed for delivering missile and bomb strikes in simple and difficult weather conditions, day and night, including at low altitudes with targeted destruction of ground and surface targets.
It was put into service in 1975, about 1400 of these aircraft were produced in total. Currently, the Russian Aerospace Forces are armed with a deeply modernized version of the front-line bomber – the Su-24M2. The bomber crew is two people.
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