Russian military plane crashes into Siberian building, pilots killed


Two people were killed when a Russian military plane crashed into a two-story apartment building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, according to Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations. This is the second fatal time that a military plane has crashed into a Russian apartment building in less than a week.

The two-seater Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet crashed on Sunday at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Novo-Lenino region of Irkutsk. A video clip published by official Russian media appeared to show the plane Discomfort towards Earth, creating a fireball and thick clouds of dark smoke. It was reported that the pilots of the plane were killed in the accident. The governor of the Irkutsk region, Igor Kupzev, said that no residents were hurt.

Russian warplanes bombed an apartment building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on October 23, killing two crew members, authorities said. (Video: Igor Kopsev via Storyful)

This is the second such incident in a week. On Monday, the Sukhoi Su-34 plane crashed In a nine-storey apartment building in the southern Russian town of Yeysk. That accident killed at least 15 people, according to A Reuters report. At the time, authorities said the cause might have been a “technical malfunction”. The pilots in the accident managed to eject and survived.

In both incidents, authorities said the planes were on training flights. Confirming the losses of the Russian Air Force in the war against Ukraine.

Russian fighter jet crashes into apartments in a town near Ukraine

The Russian authorities did not provide information on the cause of the accident. The country’s investigative committee said it launched a file criminal investigation In possible violations of transportation safety rules, criminal investigators were sent to the scene.

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The United Aircraft CorporationOn Sunday, the state-owned Russian Aerospace Corporation said in a statement that the investigation into the accident will include experts from the aviation industry. The authorities announced Sunday evening in Irkutsk municipality Emergency Russian media reported that the area where the accident occurred.

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The successive collapses are a problem for the Russian army, which is fighting against the Ukrainian counterattack in Kherson South region and general perception of the house. Moscow faces criticism from military analysts who say it is not winning fast enough in Ukraine, and from the Russian population, who have fled en masse to avoid military mobilization By order of President Vladimir Putin.

Elsewhere in the area last month, man Shot and wounded An official at a military recruitment center in a small town north of Irkutsk. The gunman was apparently distraught that his close friend had been called up to fight in Ukraine despite no prior military service.

Marie Ilyushina contributed to this report.

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