In Russia’s Irkutsk, a Su-30SM fighter jet crashed in a residential area, destroying a household during a flight test involving a pair of such planes.
This was reported by a local news site, according to Ukrinform.
During the tests, the crew of one of the planes was silent on radio for 20 minutes. As another plane approached the rogue aircraft, its pilots saw that the crew were sat with their heads visibly down – presumably, the pilots had suffocated in the cockpit. After the fuel ran out, the plane crashed in Novo-Lenino district of Irkutsk. The crew died in the crash. Eyewitnesses claim that the plane hit a five-storey residential building.
Irkutsk Governor Igor Kobzev confirmed the report in general, while noting that the plane fell on a two-storey house,
As reported earlier, on Monday, a Su-34 military plane crashed into a nine-storey residential building in the Russian city of Yeisk, Krasnodar Territory. The pilots ejected. Fuel caught fire at the crash site. Fifteen civilians were killed on the ground.