A Russian Su-30 fighter plane crashed into a house in Siberia, two pilots were killed.
The Governor of the Irkutsk region Igor Kobzev reported that a Su-30 fighter jet crashed on a 2-story building in Irkutsk, 2 pilots were killed, and there were no casualties among the local residents.
“According to preliminary data, a plane of SU category fell on a two-story building on Przhevalskogo Street in Irkutsk”.
The Governor said that he had arrived at the scene. “All units are already here. There is no information about the victims yet,” – he added.
The press service of the main department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Irkutsk region clarifies that the Su-30 plane crashed during a test flight. “The plane crashed within the city, in the sector of private buildings. Fire and rescue units are working at the scene, the information is being clarified,” – the statement said.
There was a fire at the crash site.
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The Su-30 is a multi-role fighter of the “4+” generation, developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and serially produced at the Irkutsk aircraft plant.
On the evening of October 17, in the Russian city of Yeysk, a Su-34 military aircraft crashed into a high-rise building while climbing, killing 15 people.