Tragic Crash: Russian SU-34 Bomber Down in Caucasus Mountains

A Russian SU-34 bomber crashed during a routine training flight in the Caucasus mountains due to a technical malfunction, resulting in the death of the crew. The incident was reported by Russian news agencies, citing the defence ministry. The crash occurred in a deserted area with no ground destruction.


Reuters | Updated: 11-06-2024 10:03 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 10:03 IST
Tragic Crash: Russian SU-34 Bomber Down in Caucasus Mountains
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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."

It was not immediately known how many people were on board. The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Soviet-origin Russian all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber aircraft.

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